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A293229 a(0) = 0; and for n > 0, a(n) = a(n-1) + (A008966(4n+3) - A008966(4n+1)). 3
0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,12

COMMENTS

The sequence indicates about a possible bias (or lack of it) in the distribution of squarefree numbers among the numbers of the form 4k+1 vs. the numbers of the form 4k+3. See A293429 for another version.

The first negative term is a(1702) = -1.

LINKS

Antti Karttunen, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..10000

Hans Havermann, Plot of n, a(n) for n = 0..200000

Hans Havermann, Plot of n, a(n) for n = 0..10^7

FORMULA

a(0) = 0; and for n > 0, a(n) = a(n-1) + (A008966(4n+3) - A008966(4n+1)).

PROG

(PARI) up_to = 10000; bias = 0; for(k=0, up_to, bias += (issquarefree((4*k)+3)-issquarefree((4*k)+1)); write("b293229.txt", k, " ", bias));

(Scheme, with memoization-macro definec)

(definec (A293229 n) (if (zero? n) n (+ (- (A008966 (+ 3 (* 4 n))) (A008966 (+ 1 (* 4 n)))) (A293229 (- n 1)))))

CROSSREFS

Cf. A008966, A293428, A293429 (a variant).

Sequence in context: A128080 A062187 A031283 * A185437 A210681 A096520

Adjacent sequences:  A293226 A293227 A293228 * A293230 A293231 A293232

KEYWORD

sign

AUTHOR

Antti Karttunen, Oct 12 2017

STATUS

approved

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