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A230864 log2*(n) (version 3): number of iterations log_2(log_2(log_2(...(n)...))) required for the result to be <= 1. 5
0, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,3

COMMENTS

This is the definition of log2* as given by Wikipedia on Nov 03 2013.

If a(n) = k, then n = 2^2^2^...^2^x, where x is in the range 0 < x <= 1 and there are k 2's in the tower. For example a(5)=3 and 5 = 2^2^2^.28134014520...

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..80.

Wikipedia, Iterated Logarithm

FORMULA

a(1)=0; thereafter a(n) = A010096(n-1).

CROSSREFS

Cf. A010096 (version 1), A001069 (version 2).

Sequence in context: A211020 A157639 A010096 * A063510 A156878 A214454

Adjacent sequences:  A230861 A230862 A230863 * A230865 A230866 A230867

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane, Nov 03 2013

STATUS

approved

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