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A006715 Describe the previous term! (method A - initial term is 3).
(Formerly M2965)
25
3, 13, 1113, 3113, 132113, 1113122113, 311311222113, 13211321322113, 1113122113121113222113, 31131122211311123113322113, 132113213221133112132123222113 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

Method A = 'frequency' followed by 'digit'-indication.

REFERENCES

J. H. Conway, The weird and wonderful chemistry of audioactive decay, in T. M. Cover and Gopinath, eds., Open Problems in Communication and Computation, Springer, NY 1987, pp. 173-188.

S. R. Finch, Mathematical Constants, Cambridge, 2003, pp. 452-455.

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

I. Vardi, Computational Recreations in Mathematica. Addison-Wesley, Redwood City, CA, 1991, p. 4.

LINKS

T. D. Noe, Table of n, a(n) for n=1..20

S. R. Finch, Conway's Constant

Eric W. Weisstein, MathWorld: Look and Say Sequence.

EXAMPLE

The term after 3113 is obtained by saying "one 3, two 1's, one 3", which gives 132113.

MATHEMATICA

RunLengthEncode[ x_List ] := (Through[ {First, Length}[ #1 ] ] &) /@ Split[ x ]; LookAndSay[ n_, d_:1 ] := NestList[ Flatten[ Reverse /@ RunLengthEncode[ # ] ] &, {d}, n - 1 ]; F[ n_ ] := LookAndSay[ n, 3 ][ [ n ] ]; Table[ FromDigits[ F[ n ] ], {n, 1, 11} ] (* Zerinvary Lajos, Mar 21 2007 *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A001155, A005150, A006751, A001140, A001141, A001143, A001145, A001151, A001154.

Cf. A088204 (continuous version).

Sequence in context: A073428 A118628 A112513 * A177362 A138487 A022507

Adjacent sequences:  A006712 A006713 A006714 * A006716 A006717 A006718

KEYWORD

nonn,base,easy,nice

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane.

STATUS

approved

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