%I
%S 1,1,40,7,0,0,39,6,0,0,38,5,0,18,37,3,0,43,10,0,4,42,9,4,4,41,7,0,47,
%T 40,0,8,46,13,0,8,45,11,0,7,44,0,12,50,17,3,12,49,15,1,11,48,1,16,36,
%U 3,0,16,35,1,0,41,8,2,2,40,7,2,2,39,5,0,45,12,0,6,44,11,0,6,43,9,0,49,42,0,10
%N Let S_n be the infinite sequence formed by starting with n and repeatedly reversing the digits and adding 4 to get the next term. Sequence gives number of steps for S_n to reach a cycle, or 1 if no cycle is ever reached.
%C It is conjectured that S_n always reaches a cycle.
%C There are 22 different cycles of length 90 with 4digit components. I guess that at most half of the numbers between 1000 and 10000 lead to the cycle of length 54 shown in A117830.  _Klaus Brockhaus_, May 05 2006
%H Robert Israel, <a href="/A117831/b117831.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..10000</a>
%H N. J. A. Sloane and others, <a href="/wiki/Sequences_of_RADD_type">Sequences of RADD type</a>, OEIS wiki.
%p V:= Vector(10^5,1):
%p f:= proc(n)
%p local L, H, S, i, j,found,x,y;
%p global V;
%p S:= {n}: H:= n; x:= n;
%p for i from 1 to 10^5 do
%p if V[x] > 1 then
%p for j from 1 to i1 do V[H[j]]:= ij+V[x] od;
%p return V[n];
%p fi;
%p L:= convert(x,base,10);
%p x:= add(L[j]*10^(j1),j=1..nops(L)) + 4;
%p if member(x, S) then
%p found:= false; y:= 0;
%p V[x]:= 0;
%p for j from i by 1 to 1 do
%p if H[j] = x then found:= true
%p elif not found then V[H[j]]:= 0
%p else y:= y+1; V[H[j]]:= y;
%p fi
%p od;
%p return V[n]
%p fi;
%p H:= H, x;
%p S:= S union {x};
%p od;
%p end proc:
%p map(f, [$1..200]); # _Robert Israel_, May 07 2020
%Y S_1 is given in A117828, S_3 in A117829, S_1015 in A117807.
%Y Records are in A118473, A118474.
%Y Full list of sequences on this topic (1): A117230, A117521, A117800, A117816, A117817, A117827, A117828, A117829, A117830, A117831 (this sequence)
%Y Full list of sequences on this topic (2): A117837, A117841, A118473, A118474, A118510, A118511, A118512, A118513, A118514, A118515, A118516
%Y Full list of sequences on this topic (3): A118517A118533, A118535
%K nonn,base
%O 1,3
%A _N. J. A. Sloane_, following discussions with Luc Stevens, May 03 2006
%E Corrected and extended by _Klaus Brockhaus_, May 05 2006
%E Confirmed by _N. J. A. Sloane_, May 05 2006
