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A297249 Numbers whose base-3 digits have greater down-variation than up-variation; see Comments. 4

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%S 3,6,7,9,12,15,18,19,21,22,24,25,27,30,33,36,39,42,45,48,51,54,55,57,

%T 58,60,61,63,64,66,67,69,70,72,73,75,76,78,79,81,84,87,90,93,96,99,

%U 102,105,108,111,114,117,120,123,126,129,132,135,138,141,144,147

%N Numbers whose base-3 digits have greater down-variation than up-variation; see Comments.

%C Suppose that n has base-b digits b(m), b(m-1), ..., b(0). The base-b down-variation of n is the sum DV(n,b) of all d(i)-d(i-1) for which d(i) > d(i-1); the base-b up-variation of n is the sum UV(n,b) of all d(k-1)-d(k) for which d(k) < d(k-1). The total base-b variation of n is the sum TV(n,b) = DV(n,b) + UV(n,b). See the guide at A297330.

%H Clark Kimberling, <a href="/A297249/b297249.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..10000</a>

%e 147 in base-3: 1,3,1,1,0, having DV = 3, UV = 2, so that 147 is in the sequence.

%t g[n_, b_] := Map[Total, GatherBy[Differences[IntegerDigits[n, b]], Sign]];

%t x[n_, b_] := Select[g[n, b], # < 0 &]; y[n_, b_] := Select[g[n, b], # > 0 &];

%t b = 3; z = 2000; p = Table[x[n, b], {n, 1, z}]; q = Table[y[n, b], {n, 1, z}];

%t w = Sign[Flatten[p /. {} -> {0}] + Flatten[q /. {} -> {0}]];

%t Take[Flatten[Position[w, -1]], 120] (* A297249 *)

%t Take[Flatten[Position[w, 0]], 120] (* A297250 *)

%t Take[Flatten[Position[w, 1]], 120] (* A297251 *)

%Y Cf. A297250, A297251, A297330.

%K nonn,base,easy

%O 1,1

%A _Clark Kimberling_, Jan 15 2018

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