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A269134 Number of combinatory separations of normal multisets of weight n. 28
1, 4, 14, 57, 223, 948, 3940, 16994, 72964, 317959 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)



A multiset is normal if it spans an initial interval of positive integers. The type of a multiset of integers is the unique normal multiset that has the same sequence of multiplicities when its entries are taken in increasing order. For example the type of 335556 is 112223.

If and only if there exists a multiset partition p whose multiset union has type h and where g = {g_1,...,g_n} is the multiset of types of the blocks of p, there exists a *combinatory separation* which is regarded as a multi-arrow p:h<=g. For example 1122<={12,11} is *not* a combinatory separation because one cannot partition a multiset of type 1122 into two blocks where one block has two distinct elements and the other block has two equal elements. Normal multisets N and combinatory separations S comprise a multi-order (N,S). The value of a(n) is the total number of *distinct* combinatory separations h<=g where h has weight n.

The term "combinatory separation" is inspired by MacMahon's inscrutable "Combinatory Analysis" (1915) which states: "A partition of any number is "separated" into "separates" by writing down a set [sic] of partitions, each partition in its own brackets, from left to right so that when all of the parts of these partitions are assembled in a single bracket, the partition separated is reproduced."


Table of n, a(n) for n=1..10.

Gus Wiseman, Comcategories and Multiorders (pdf version)


For a(3) the 14 distinct combinatory separations grouped according to head are: 111<={111}, 111<={1,11}, 111<={1,1,1}; 112<={112}, 112<={1,11}, 112<={1,12}, 112<={1,1,1}; 122<={122}, 122<={1,11}, 122<={1,12}, 122<={1,1,1}; 123<={123}, 123<={1,12}, 123<={1,1,1}.

Note that in this enumeration the two multiset partitions {{1},{2,3}}:123<={1,12} and {{1,2},{3}}:123<={1,12} do not represent distinct multi-arrows and consequently are counted only once, whereas the two multiset partitions {{1},{1,2}}:112<={1,12} and {{1,2},{2}}:122<={1,12} are counted separately even though they have the same multiset of block-types.


sps[{}]:={{}}; sps[set:{i_, ___}]:=Join@@Function[s, Prepend[#, s]&/@sps[Complement[set, s]]]/@Cases[Subsets[set], {i, ___}];


allnorm[n_]:=If[n<=0, {{}}, Function[s, Array[Count[s, y_/; y<=#]+1&, n]]/@Subsets[Range[n-1]+1]];

normize[m_]:=m/.Rule@@@Table[{Union[m][[i]], i}, {i, Length[Union[m]]}];

Table[Length[Union@@Table[{m, Sort[normize/@#]}&/@mps[m], {m, allnorm[n]}]], {n, 7}] (* Gus Wiseman, Aug 29 2018 *)


Cf. A255906 (multiset partitions of normal multisets of weight n), A096443 (multiset partitions of multiset class representatives), A007716 (non-isomorphic multiset partitions of weight n).

Cf. A034691, A318396, A318559, A318560, A318562, A318563, A318567.

Sequence in context: A151884 A002735 A026652 * A186828 A151489 A134826

Adjacent sequences:  A269131 A269132 A269133 * A269135 A269136 A269137




Gus Wiseman, Feb 20 2016


a(9) from Gus Wiseman, Aug 29 2018

a(10) from Robert Price, Sep 14 2018



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