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A001155 Describe the previous term! (method A - initial term is 0). 15
0, 10, 1110, 3110, 132110, 1113122110, 311311222110, 13211321322110, 1113122113121113222110, 31131122211311123113322110, 132113213221133112132123222110 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,2

COMMENTS

Method A = 'frequency' followed by 'digit'-indication.

REFERENCES

J. H. Conway, The weird and wonderful chemistry of audioactive decay, in T. M. Cover and Gopinath, eds., Open Problems in Communication and Computation, Springer, NY 1987, pp. 173-188.

S. R. Finch, Mathematical Constants, Cambridge, 2003, pp. 452-455.

I. Vardi, Computational Recreations in Mathematica. Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, CA, 1991, p. 4.

LINKS

T. D. Noe, Table of n, a(n) for n=1..20

S. R. Finch, Conway's Constant

EXAMPLE

E.g. the term after 3110 is obtained by saying "one 3, two 1's, one 0", which gives 132110.

MATHEMATICA

A001155[1] := 0; A001155[n_] := A001155[n] = FromDigits[Flatten[{Length[#], First[#]}&/@Split[IntegerDigits[A001155[n-1]]]]]; Map[A001155, Range[15]] (* Peter J. C. Moses, Mar 21 2013 *)

PROG

(PARI) A001155(n, a=0)={ while(n--, my(c=1); for(j=2, #a=Vec(Str(a)), if( a[j-1]==a[j], a[j-1]=""; c++, a[j-1]=Str(c, a[j-1]); c=1)); a[#a]=Str(c, a[#a]); a=concat(a)); a }  \\ - M. F. Hasler, Jun 30 2011

CROSSREFS

Cf. A005150, A006751, A006715, A001140, A001141, A001143, A001145, A001151, A001154.

Cf. A036058.

Sequence in context: A204577 A210995 A036058 * A001391 A049064 A015026

Adjacent sequences:  A001152 A001153 A001154 * A001156 A001157 A001158

KEYWORD

nonn,base,easy,nice

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane.

STATUS

approved

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