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A034691 Euler transform of powers of 2 [1,2,4,8,16,...]. 63
1, 1, 3, 7, 18, 42, 104, 244, 585, 1373, 3233, 7533, 17547, 40591, 93711, 215379, 493735, 1127979, 2570519, 5841443, 13243599, 29953851, 67604035, 152258271, 342253980, 767895424, 1719854346, 3845443858 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)



This is the number of different hierarchical orderings that can be formed from n unlabeled elements: these are divided into groups and the elements in each group are then arranged in an "unlabeled preferential arrangement" or "composition" as in A000079. - Thomas Wieder and N. J. A. Sloane, Jun 10 2003

From Gus Wiseman, Mar 03 2016: (Start)

The original Sloane-Wieder definition, "To obtain a hierarchical ordering we partition the elements into unlabeled nonempty subsets and form a composition of each subset," [arXiv:math/0307064] has two possible meanings. The first possible meaning is that we should (1) choose a set partition pi of {1...n} and (2) for each block of pi choose a composition of the number of elements. In this case the correct number of such structures would evidently be counted by A004211 which differs from a(n) for n > 2.

The other possible meaning is that after we have done (1) and (2) above we (3) "forget" the choice of pi. We will have produced a collection M of multisets of compositions. The span of M (its set of distinct elements) is correctly counted by A034691 and it seems that non-isomorphic hierarchical orderings of unlabeled sets are nothing more than multisets of compositions. This discovery is due to Wieder. (End)

The asymptotic formula in the article by N. J. A. Sloane and Thomas Wieder, "The Number of Hierarchical Orderings" (Theorem 3) is incorrect (a multiplicative factor of 1.397... is missing, see my formula below). - Vaclav Kotesovec, Sep 08 2014

Number of partitions of n into 1 sort of 1, 2 sorts of 2's, 4 sorts of 3's, ..., 2^(k-1) sorts of k's, ... . - Joerg Arndt, Sep 09 2014

Also number of normal multiset partitions of weight n, where a multiset is normal if it spans an initial interval of positive integers. - Gus Wiseman, Mar 03 2016


T. D. Noe and Vaclav Kotesovec, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..3190 (first 300 terms from T. D. Noe)

Vaclav Kotesovec, Asymptotics of sequence A034691

Vaclav Kotesovec, Asymptotics of the Euler transform of Fibonacci numbers, arXiv:1508.01796 [math.CO], Aug 07 2015

N. J. A. Sloane and Thomas Wieder, The Number of Hierarchical Orderings, Order 21 (2004), 83-89.

Thomas Wieder, An explicit formula for the n-th term

Thomas Wieder, The number of certain rankings and hierarchies formed from labeled or unlabeled elements and sets, Applied Mathematical Sciences, vol. 3, 2009, no. 55, 2707 - 2724. [From Thomas Wieder, Nov 14 2009]


G.f.: 1 / Product_{n>=1} (1-x^n)^(2^(n-1)).

Recurrence: a(n) = (1/n) * Sum_{m=1..n} a(n-m)*c(m) where c(m) = A083413(m).

a(n) ~ c * 2^n * exp(sqrt(2*n)) / (sqrt(2*Pi) * exp(1/4) * 2^(3/4) * n^(3/4)), where c = exp( Sum_{k>=2} 1/(k*(2^k-2)) ) = 1.3976490050836502... (see A247003). - Vaclav Kotesovec, Sep 08 2014


The normal multiset partitions for a(4) = 18: {{1111},{1222},{1122},{1112},{1233},{1223},{1123},{1234},{1,111},{1,122},{1,112},{1,123},{11,11},{11,12},{12,12},{1,1,11},{1,1,12},{1,1,1,1}}


oo := 101: mul( 1/(1-x^j)^(2^(j-1)), j=1..oo): series(%, x, oo): t1 := seriestolist(%); A034691 := n-> t1[n+1];

with(combstruct); SetSeqSetU := [T, {T=Set(S), S=Sequence(U, card >= 1), U=Set(Z, card >=1)}, unlabeled]; seq(count(SetSeqSetU, size=j), j=1..12);


nn = 30; b = Table[2^n, {n, 0, nn}]; CoefficientList[Series[Product[1/(1 - x^m)^b[[m]], {m, nn}], {x, 0, nn}],  x] (* T. D. Noe, Nov 21 2011 *)

Table[SeriesCoefficient[E^(Sum[x^k/(1 - 2*x^k)/k, {k, 1, n}]), {x, 0, n}], {n, 0, 30}] (* Vaclav Kotesovec, Sep 08 2014 *)

allnorm[n_Integer]:=Function[s, Array[Count[s, y_/; y<=#]+1&, n]]/@Subsets[Range[n-1]+1];

allnmsp[0]={}; allnmsp[1]={{{1}}}; allnmsp[n_Integer]:=allnmsp[n]=Join[allnmsp[n-1], List/@allnorm[n], Join@@Function[ptn, Append[ptn, #]&/@Select[allnorm[n-Length[Join@@ptn]], OrderedQ[{Last[ptn], #}]&]]/@allnmsp[n-1]];

Apply[SequenceForm, Select[allnmsp[4], Length[Join@@#]===4&], {2}] (* to construct the example *)

Table[Length[Complement[allnmsp[n], allnmsp[n-1]]], {n, 1, 8}] (* Gus Wiseman, Mar 03 2016 *)


(PARI) A034691(n, l=1+O('x^(n+1)))={polcoeff(1/prod(k=1, n, (l-'x^k)^2^(k-1)), n)} \\ Michael Somos, Nov 21 2011, edited by M. F. Hasler, Jul 24 2017


Cf. A034899, A075729, A247003, A004211, A104500 (Euler transform), A290222 (Multiset transform).

Sequence in context: A208771 A036884 A102291 * A317546 A319001 A000633

Adjacent sequences:  A034688 A034689 A034690 * A034692 A034693 A034694




N. J. A. Sloane.



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