

A156549


Race between primes having an odd/even number of zeros in their binary representation.


2



1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3, 4, 3, 4, 5, 4, 5, 4, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 4, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 4, 3, 4, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 4, 5, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 20, 21, 22, 21, 22, 21, 22, 21, 22, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 25, 26, 25, 26, 27, 26, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22
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OFFSET

1,6


COMMENTS

See A066148 and A066149 for primes with an even/odd number of zeros in their binary representation. Sequence A130911 shows the race between primes having an odd/even number of ones in their binary representation. In this sequence (and A130911), it appears that the primes with an odd number of zeros (or ones) dominate the primes with an even number of zeros (or ones). In general, it appears that the sequences grow for primes having an odd number of bits and "rest" for primes having an even number of bits.


LINKS

T. D. Noe, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..10000


FORMULA

a(n) = (number primes having an odd number of zeros <= prime(n))  (number of primes having an even number of zeros <= prime(n))


MATHEMATICA

cnt=0; Table[p=Prime[n]; If[OddQ[Count[IntegerDigits[p, 2], 0]], cnt++, cnt ]; cnt, {n, 100}]


PROG

(PARI) f(p)={v=binary(p); s=0; for(k=1, #v, if(v[k]==0, s++)); return(s%2)}; nO=0; nE=0; forprime(p=2, 435, if(f(p), nO++, nE++); an = nOnE; print1(an, ", ")) \\ Washington Bomfim, Jan 14 2011


CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A256993 A173523 A199323 * A275868 A100795 A045781
Adjacent sequences: A156546 A156547 A156548 * A156550 A156551 A156552


KEYWORD

nonn,base


AUTHOR

T. D. Noe, Feb 09 2009


STATUS

approved



