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 A064388 Variation (3) on Recamán's sequence (A005132): set s (the step size) initially equal to 2; to get a(n), we first try to subtract s from a(n-1): a(n) = a(n-1)-s if positive and not already in the sequence, in which case we change s to s+1; if not, a(n) = a(n-1)+s+i, where i >= 0 is the smallest number such that a(n-1)+s+i has not already appeared and now we change s to s+i+1 4
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 OFFSET 1,2 COMMENTS Variation (4) (A064389) is the nicest of these variations. I would also like to get the following sequences: number of steps before n appears (or 0 if n never appears), list of numbers that never appear, height of n (cf. A064288, A064289, A064290), etc. LINKS PROG (BASIC) rem Chipmunk BASIC v3.6.4(b8) http://www.nicholson.com/rhn/basic/ max=1000 : dim a(max) s=2 : z=1 : a(z)=1 : print str\$(z)+", "; for n=1 to 200 x=z-s : if x <= 0 then goto yyy if a(x)=0 then a(x)=1 : print str\$(x)+", "; : s=s+1 : z=x : goto xxx yyy: for i=0 to max x=z+s+i if a(x)=0 then a(x)=1 : print str\$(x)+", "; : s=s+i+1 : z=x : goto xxx next i xxx: next n print : end rem Jeremy Gardiner, Feb 22 2014 CROSSREFS Cf. A005132, A046901, A064387, A064389. Sequence in context: A274648 A277558 A005132 * A064387 A064389 A118201 Adjacent sequences:  A064385 A064386 A064387 * A064389 A064390 A064391 KEYWORD nonn,easy AUTHOR N. J. A. Sloane, Sep 28 2001 EXTENSIONS More terms from David Wasserman, Jul 16 2002 STATUS approved

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