A heuristic analysis is presented of the complexity of an algorithm which was applied recently to verify the binary Goldbach conjecture for every integer in the interval $[4,10^{14]$, as well as for every integer in $[10^k,10^k+10^9]$, for different values of $k$ up to 300. The analysis agrees reasonably well with the experimental observations.

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Deshouillers, J.-M, & te Riele, H.J.J. (1998). On the probabilistic complexity of numerically checking the binary Goldbachconjecture in certain intervals. Modelling, Analysis and Simulation [MAS]. CWI.