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A000273 Number of directed graphs (or digraphs) with n nodes.
(Formerly M3032 N1229)
1, 1, 3, 16, 218, 9608, 1540944, 882033440, 1793359192848, 13027956824399552, 341260431952972580352, 32522909385055886111197440, 11366745430825400574433894004224, 14669085692712929869037096075316220928, 70315656615234999521385506555979904091217920 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)



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Keith Briggs, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..64

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Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Directed Graph

Index entries for "core" sequences


a(n) ~ 2^(n*(n-1))/n! [McIlroy, 1955]. - Vaclav Kotesovec, Dec 19 2016



for n from 0 to 20 do p:=partition(n):

s:=0:for k from 1 to nops(p) do

q:=convert(p[k], multiset):

for i from 1 to n do a(i):=0:od:for i from 1 to nops(q) do a(q[i][1]):=q[i][2]:od:

c:=1:ord:=1:for i from 1 to n do c:=c*a(i)!*i^a(i): if a(i)<>0 then ord:=lcm(ord, i):fi:od:

g:=0:for d from 1 to ord do if ord mod d=0 then g1:=0:for del from 1 to d do if del<=n and d mod del=0 then g1:=g1+del*a(del):fi:od:g:=g+phi(ord/d)*g1*(g1-1):fi:od:



print(n, s):


# Vladeta Jovovic, Jun 06 2006


Table[CycleIndex[PairGroup[SymmetricGroup[n], Ordered], t]/.Table[t[i]->1+x^i, {i, 1, n^2}]/.{x->1}, {n, 1, 7}] (* or *)

  Table[GraphPolynomial[n, t, Directed]/.{t->1}, {n, 1, 20}]

(* Geoffrey Critzer, Mar 08 2011 *)


Cf. row sums of A052283.

Sequence in context: A196562 A272658 A113597 * A071897 A182012 A272385

Adjacent sequences:  A000270 A000271 A000272 * A000274 A000275 A000276




N. J. A. Sloane


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