

A002870


Largest Stirling numbers of second kind: a(n) = max_{k=1..n} S2(n,k).
(Formerly M2690 N1077)


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1, 1, 3, 7, 25, 90, 350, 1701, 7770, 42525, 246730, 1379400, 9321312, 63436373, 420693273, 3281882604, 25708104786, 197462483400, 1709751003480, 15170932662679, 132511015347084, 1241963303533920, 12320068811796900, 120622574326072500, 1203163392175387500
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OFFSET

1,3


REFERENCES

N. J. A. Sloane, A Handbook of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1973 (includes this sequence).
N. J. A. Sloane and Simon Plouffe, The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1995 (includes this sequence).


LINKS

T. D. Noe, Table of n, a(n) for n=1..100
M. Abramowitz and I. A. Stegun, eds., Handbook of Mathematical Functions, National Bureau of Standards, Applied Math. Series 55, Tenth Printing, 1972, p. 835. [scanned copy]
Victor Meally, Comparison of several sequences given in Motzkin's paper "Sorting numbers for cylinders...", letter to N. J. A. Sloane, N. D.
T. S. Motzkin, Sorting numbers for cylinders and other classification numbers, in Combinatorics, Proc. Symp. Pure Math. 19, AMS, 1971, pp. 167176. [Annotated, scanned copy]
OEIS Wiki, Sorting numbers


MATHEMATICA

a[n_] := Max[ Table[ StirlingS2[n, k], {k, 1, n}]]; Table[a[n], {n, 1, 23}] (* JeanFrançois Alcover, Nov 15 2011 *)


PROG

(PARI) a(n) = vecmax(vector(n, k, stirling(n, k, 2))); \\ Michel Marcus, Oct 14 2015


CROSSREFS

Cf. A008277 (triangle of Stirling numbers of the second kind), A024417 (k at which the maximum occurs).
Sequence in context: A148739 A129084 A287892 * A096579 A120540 A176829
Adjacent sequences: A002867 A002868 A002869 * A002871 A002872 A002873


KEYWORD

nonn,nice,easy


AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane


EXTENSIONS

More terms from James A. Sellers, Jul 10 2000


STATUS

approved



