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A116586 The symbol numbers of the IChing in rectangular/ square array taken as an antidiagonal. 0
1, 2, 11, 51, 16, 34, 52, 27, 23, 26, 30, 56, 21, 35, 14, 29, 63, 39, 3, 8, 5, 59, 47, 49, 31, 17, 47, 43, 57, 61, 59, 37, 53, 42, 20, 9 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,2

COMMENTS

Traditional Chinese question answering symbols usually taken in a random order of drawing. The IChing is a Pascal Polynomial base: (x+1)^6 1,6,15,20,6,1 Two symbols taken six at a time to 64 total symbols. It is part of the famous "Eight Fold Way" in Chinese mysticism. The draw is eight at random and use the symbols they "mean" to interpret a "question". It sort of like a "yes" or "no" using a coin toss only with a book to interpret the results. Questions have to be formulated in a specific format. Think of each IChing symbol as the result of six coin tosses. So taking 8 symbols is like 48 =8*6 coin tosses in a row.

REFERENCES

John Blofeld, The Book of Change, Dutton, New York,1968, Page 222

http://www.uponreflection.co.uk/iching/iching_symbols/iching_symbols.htm

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..35.

FORMULA

a(n) = IChing symbol numbers taken as an antidiagonal sequence

CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A105486 A137960 A018933 * A119366 A034574 A054665

Adjacent sequences:  A116583 A116584 A116585 * A116587 A116588 A116589

KEYWORD

nonn,uned,obsc

AUTHOR

Roger L. Bagula, Mar 26 2006

STATUS

approved

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