

A074721


Concatenate the primes as 2357111317192329313..., then insert commas from left to right so that between each pair of successive commas is a prime, always making the new prime as small as possible.


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2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 2, 3, 2, 93137414347535961677173798389971011031071091131, 2, 7, 13, 11, 3, 7, 13, 91491511, 5, 7, 163, 167, 17, 3, 17, 9181, 19, 11, 9319, 7, 19, 9211223227229233239241251257, 2, 6326927, 127, 7, 2, 81283, 2, 93307, 3, 11, 3, 13, 3, 17, 3, 3, 13, 3, 7, 3, 47, 3, 493533593673733
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OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

Note that leading zeros are dropped. Example: When the primes 691, 701, 709, and 719 get concatenated and digitized, they become {..., 6, 9, 1, 7, 0, 1, 7, 0, 9, 7, 1, 9, ...}. These will end up in A074721 as: a(98)=691, a(99)=7, a(100)=17, a(101)=97, a(102)=19, ..., . Terms a(100) & a(101) have associated with them unstated leading zeros.  Hans Havermann, Jun 26 2009
Large terms in the links are probable primes only. For example, a(1290) has 24744 digits and a(4050), 32676 digits. If of course any probable primes were not actual primes, the indexing of subsequent terms would be altered.  Hans Havermann, Dec 28 2010
What is the next term after {2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19}, if any, giving a(k)=A000040(k)?


LINKS

Robert G. Wilson v, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..329 [a(330) is too large to be included in a bfile: see the afile)
Hans Havermann, Twocolor listing of 5359 terms
Robert G. Wilson v, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..1289


MATHEMATICA

id = IntegerDigits@ Array[ Prime, 3000] // Flatten; lst = {}; Do[ k = 1; While[ p = FromDigits@ Take[ id, k]; !PrimeQ@p  p == 1, k++ ]; AppendTo[lst, p]; id = Drop[id, k], {n, 1289}]


PROG

(PARI)
a=0;
tryd(d) = { a=a*10+d; if(isprime(a), print(a); a=0); }
try(p) = { if(p>=10, try(p\10)); tryd(p%10); }
forprime(p=2, 1000, try(p)); \\ Jack Brennen, Jun 25 2009
(Haskell)
a074721 n = a074721_list !! (n1)
a074721_list = f 0 $ map toInteger a033308_list where
f c ds'@(d:ds)  a010051'' c == 1 = c : f 0 ds'
 otherwise = f (10 * c + d) ds
 Reinhard Zumkeller, Mar 11 2014


CROSSREFS

Cf. A073034, A047777, A053648, A069090.
Cf. A033308.
Sequence in context: A171057 A229786 A242122 * A242121 A242120 A259277
Adjacent sequences: A074718 A074719 A074720 * A074722 A074723 A074724


KEYWORD

nonn,base,nice


AUTHOR

Reinhard Zumkeller, Sep 04 2002


EXTENSIONS

Edited by Robert G. Wilson v, Jun 26 2009
Further edited by N. J. A. Sloane, Jun 27 2009, incorporating comments from Leroy Quet, Hans Havermann, Jack Brennen and Franklin T. AdamsWatters


STATUS

approved



