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 A005487 Starts 0, 4 and contains no 3-term arithmetic progression. (Formerly M3243) 11

%I M3243

%S 0,4,5,7,11,12,16,23,26,31,33,37,38,44,49,56,73,78,80,85,95,99,106,

%T 124,128,131,136,143,169,188,197,203,220,221,226,227,238,247,259,269,

%U 276,284,287,302,308,310,313,319,337,385,392,397,422,434,455,466,470

%N Starts 0, 4 and contains no 3-term arithmetic progression.

%C This is what would now be called the Stanley Sequence S(0,4). See A185256.

%D R. K. Guy, Unsolved Problems in Number Theory, E10.

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

%H Chai Wah Wu, <a href="/A005487/b005487.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..10000</a>

%H P. Erdos, V. Lev, G. Rauzy, C. Sandor, A. Sarkozy, <a href="http://www.math.haifa.ac.il/~seva/Papers/greeda.dvi">Greedy algorithm, arithmetic progressions, subset sums and divisibility</a>, Discrete Mathematics 200 (1999), pp. 119-135.

%H R. A. Moy and D. Rolnick, <a href="http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.06013">Novel structures in Stanley sequences</a>, arXiv:1502.06013 [math.CO], 2015.

%H R. A. Moy and D. Rolnick, <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.disc.2015.10.017">Novel structures in Stanley sequences</a>, Discrete Math., 339 (2016), 689-698.

%H A. M. Odlyzko and R. P. Stanley, <a href="http://www-math.mit.edu/~rstan/papers/od.ps">Some curious sequences constructed with the greedy algorithm</a>, 1978

%H <a href="http://oeis.org/wiki/Index_to_OEIS:_Section_No#non_averaging">Index entries related to non-averaging sequences</a>

%t ss[s1_, M_] := Module[{n, chvec, swi, p, s2, i, j, t1, mmm}, t1 = Length[s1]; mmm = 1000; s2 = Table[s1, {t1 + M}] // Flatten; chvec = Array[0&, mmm]; For[i = 1 , i <= t1 , i++, chvec[[s2[[i]] ]] = 1]; (* get n-th term *) For[n = t1+1 , n <= t1 + M , n++, (* try i as next term *) For[i = s2[[n-1]] + 1 , i <= mmm , i++, swi = -1; (* test against j-th term *) For[ j = 1 , j <= n-2 , j++, p = s2[[n - j]]; If[ 2*p - i < 0 , Break[] ]; If[ chvec[[2*p - i]] == 1 , swi = 1; Break[] ] ]; If[ swi == -1 , s2[[n]] = i; chvec[[i]] = 1; Break[] ] ]; If[ swi == 1 , Print["Error, no solution at n = ", n] ] ]; Table[s2[[i]], {i, 1, t1+M}] ]; ss[{0, 4}, 80] (* _Jean-François Alcover_, Sep 10 2013, translated from Maple program given in A185256 *)

%o (Python)

%o A005487_list = [0,4]

%o for i in range(101-2):

%o n, flag = A005487_list[-1]+1, False

%o while True:

%o for j in range(i+1,0,-1):

%o m = 2*A005487_list[j]-n

%o if m in A005487_list:

%o break

%o if m < A005487_list[0]:

%o flag = True

%o break

%o else:

%o A005487_list.append(n)

%o break

%o if flag:

%o A005487_list.append(n)

%o break

%o n += 1 # _Chai Wah Wu_, Jan 05 2016

%Y Equals A033158(n+1)-1. Cf. A185256.

%K nonn,nice

%O 0,2

%A _N. J. A. Sloane_

%E Name clarified by _Charles R Greathouse IV_, Jan 30 2014

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