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 A242530 Number of cyclic arrangements of S={1,2,...,2n} such that the binary expansions of any two neighbors differ by one bit. 16

%I

%S 0,0,1,0,2,8,0,0,224,754,0,26256,0,0,22472304,0,90654576,277251016,0,

%T 7852128780

%N Number of cyclic arrangements of S={1,2,...,2n} such that the binary expansions of any two neighbors differ by one bit.

%C Here, a(n)=NPC(2n;S;P) is the count of all neighbor-property cycles for a specific set S of 2n elements and a pair-property P. For more details, see the link and A242519.

%C In this case the property P is the Gray condition. The choice of the set S is important; when it is replaced by {0,1,2,...,2n-1}, the sequence changes completely and becomes A236602.

%H S. Sykora, <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.3247/SL5Math14.002">On Neighbor-Property Cycles</a>, <a href="http://ebyte.it/library/Library.html#math">Stan's Library</a>, Volume V, 2014.

%e The two cycles for n=5 (cycle length 10) are:

%e C_1={1,3,7,5,4,6,2,10,8,9}, C_2={1,5,4,6,7,3,2,10,8,9}.

%t A242530[n_] := Count[Map[lpf, Map[j1f, Permutations[Range[2, 2 n]]]], 0]/2;

%t j1f[x_] := Join[{1}, x, {1}];

%t btf[x_] := Module[{i},

%t Table[DigitCount[BitXor[x[[i]], x[[i + 1]]], 2, 1], {i,

%t Length[x] - 1}]];

%t lpf[x_] := Length[Select[btf[x], # != 1 &]];

%t Table[A242530[n], {n, 1, 5}]

%t (* OR, a less simple, but more efficient implementation. *)

%t A242530[n_, perm_, remain_] := Module[{opt, lr, i, new},

%t If[remain == {},

%t If[DigitCount[BitXor[First[perm], Last[perm]], 2, 1] == 1, ct++];

%t Return[ct],

%t opt = remain; lr = Length[remain];

%t For[i = 1, i <= lr, i++,

%t new = First[opt]; opt = Rest[opt];

%t If[DigitCount[BitXor[Last[perm], new], 2, 1] != 1, Continue[]];

%t A242530[n, Join[perm, {new}],

%t Complement[Range[2, 2 n], perm, {new}]];

%t ];

%t Return[ct];

%t ];

%t ];

%t Table[ct = 0; A242530[n, {1}, Range[2, 2 n]]/2, {n, 1, 10}] (* _Robert Price_, Oct 25 2018 *)

%Y Cf. A236602, A242519, A242520, A242521, A242522, A242523, A242524, A242525, A242526, A242527, A242528, A242529, A242531, A242532, A242533, A242534.

%K nonn,hard,more

%O 1,5

%A _Stanislav Sykora_, May 30 2014

%E a(16)-a(20) from _Fausto A. C. Cariboni_, May 10 2017, May 15 2017

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