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A226207 Table by antidiagonals:  D(m,n) = Zeckendorf distance between m and n. 11
0, 1, 1, 2, 0, 2, 2, 1, 1, 2, 3, 1, 0, 1, 3, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 2, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 2, 1, 3, 3, 1, 2, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 0, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2, 1, 2, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2, 4, 4, 0, 4, 4, 2, 3, 4, 4, 3, 2, 4, 1, 4, 4, 1, 4, 2, 3, 4, 5, 3, 4, 4, 1, 3, 0, 3 (list; table; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,4

COMMENTS

The Zeckendorf distance between positive integers m and n is defined as follows.  Suppose that n = F(i1) + F(i2) + ... F(ij) is the Zeckendorf representation of n, where 1 is represented as F(1), not F(2).  Let d(n) = F(i1 - 1) + F(i2 - 1) + ... + F(ij - 1); i.e., the indexes for n are downshifted to form d(n).  Starting with any n, the number of arrows in the graph n -> d(n) -> d(d(n)) -> ... -> 1 is the "generation number" of n; write the k-th node as s(k,n).  If m and n are positive integers, let K(m) and K(n) be the numbers for which s(K(m),m) = s(K(n),n).  This first common ancestor, or root, of m and n is denoted r(m,n).  The distance between m and n is D(m,n) = K(m) + K(n).

It is helpful to regard m and n as nodes in a "Zeckendorf tree" rooted a 1 with edges given by successive upshifting of indexes of Zeckendorf representations; then D(m,n) is the number of edges from m to n.  Equivalently, one can start with the Fibonacci (or rabbit) tree of the positive rational numbers (A226080).  Replacing each fraction in the tree by its position when the elements are arranged in the order in which generated gives the Zeckendorf array.  Thus, D is not only the Zeckendorf graph metric for positive integers, but is also, isomorphically speaking, a graph metric for the positive rational numbers.

Suppose that b(n) and c(n) are sequences of positive integers.  Sequences D(b(n),c(n)), with exceptions for first terms in some cases, are indicated here:

....

D(b(n),c(n)) ... b(n) ........ c(n)

A000012 ........ F(n) ........ F(n+1), consecutive Fibonacci numbers

A005408 ........ F(n) ........ L(n), Fibonacci(n) and Lucas(n)

A095791 ........ 1 ........... n

A000012 ........ A000201(n) .. A001950(n), the Wythoff sequences

A226208 ........ n ........... n+1

A226209 ........ n ........... n+2

A226210 ........ n............ F(n)

A226211 ........ n............ 2n

A226212 ........ n............ floor(n/2)

A226213 ........ n............ 2^n

A226214 ........ n............ n^2

A226215 ........ n! .......... (n+1)!

LINKS

Clark Kimberling, Antidiagonals n=1..60, flattened

EXAMPLE

Northwest corner of the distance table, D(m,n), m>=1, n>=1:

0 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4

1 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 4

2 1 0 2 1 1 3 2 2 2 4 4 3

2 1 2 0 3 3 1 4 4 4 2 2 5

3 2 1 3 0 2 4 1 1 3 5 5 2

3 2 3 1 4 4 0 5 5 5 1 1 6

4 3 2 4 1 3 5 0 2 4 6 6 1

4 3 2 4 1 3 5 2 0 4 6 6 3

4 3 2 4 3 1 5 4 4 0 6 6 5

4 3 4 2 5 5 1 6 6 6 0 2 7

4 3 4 2 5 5 1 6 6 6 2 0 7

5 4 3 5 2 4 6 1 3 5 7 7 0

The distance from 36 to 26 is found here, showing successive downsteps:

36 = 34 + 8 + 3 + 1 -> 21 + 5 + 2 -> 13 + 3 + 1 -> 8 + 2

26 = 21 + 5 -> 13 + 3 -> 8 + 2

Thus, D(36,26) = 3 + 2 = 5; i.e. the root of 36 and 26, is 10; it takes 3 downshifts to get from 36 to 10 and 2 downshifts from 26 to 10, hence 5 edges in the Zeckendorf graph metric to get from 36 to 26.

MATHEMATICA

zeck[n_Integer] := Block[{k = Ceiling[Log[GoldenRatio, n*Sqrt[5]]], t = n, z = {}}, While[k > 1, If[t >= Fibonacci[k], AppendTo[z, 1]; t = t - Fibonacci[k],  AppendTo[z, 0]]; k--]; If[n > 0 && z[[1]] == 0, Rest[z], z]]; d[n1_, n2_] := Module[{z1 = zeck[n1], z2 = zeck[n2]}, Length[z1] + Length[z2] - 2 (NestWhile[# + 1 &, 1, z1[[#]] == z2[[#]] &, 1,         Min[{Length[z1], Length[z2]}]] - 1)]; Table[d[m, n], {m, 1, 20}, {n, 1, 20}] // TableForm (* A226207 array *)

Flatten[Table[d[k, n + 1 - k], {n, 1, 12}, {k, 1, n}]]  (* A226207 sequence *) (* Peter J. C. Moses, May 30 2013 *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A226080, A000045.

Sequence in context: A061895 A129678 A261773 * A226324 A023604 A219660

Adjacent sequences:  A226204 A226205 A226206 * A226208 A226209 A226210

KEYWORD

nonn,tabl,easy

AUTHOR

Clark Kimberling, May 31 2013

STATUS

approved

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