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 A257880 Sequence (d(n)) generated by Rule 1 (in Comments) with a(1) = 2 and d(1) = 0. 5
 0, -1, 2, 1, 3, -2, 4, -3, 5, 6, -4, -5, 7, 8, -7, -6, 9, 10, -8, -9, 12, -10, 11, 13, -11, 14, -13, 15, -12, 16, -14, -15, 17, 18, -16, -17, 19, 20, -19, -18, 22, 21, -20, 23, -22, 24, -21, -23, 25, 26, -25, 27, -24, 28, -26, -27, 30, -28, 29, 31, -29, 32 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 1,3 COMMENTS This is the sequence (d(n)) of differences associated with the sequence a = A257879. Rule 1 follows.  For k >= 1, let  A(k) = {a(1), …, a(k)} and D(k) = {d(1), …, d(k)}.  Begin with k = 1 and nonnegative integers a(1) and d(1). Step 1:   If there is an integer h such that 1 - a(k) < h < 0 and h is not in D(k) and a(k) + h is not in A(k), let d(k+1) be the greatest such h, let a(k+1) = a(k) + h, replace k by k + 1, and repeat Step 1; otherwise do Step 2. Step 2:  Let h be the least positive integer not in D(k) such that a(k) + h is not in A(k).  Let a(k+1) = a(k) + h and d(k+1) = h.  Replace k by k+1 and do Step 1. Conjecture:  if a(1) is an nonnegative integer and d(1) is an integer, then (a(n)) is a permutation of the nonnegative integers (if a(1) = 0) or a permutation of the positive integers (if a(1) > 0).  Moreover, (d(n)) is a permutation of the integers if d(1) = 0, or of the nonzero integers if d(1) > 0. See A257705 for a guide to related sequences. LINKS Clark Kimberling, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..1000 FORMULA d(k) = a(k) - a(k-1) for k >=2, where a(k) = A257877(k). EXAMPLE a(1) = 2, d(1) = 0; a(2) = 1, d(2) = -1; a(3) = 3, d(3) = 2; a(4) = 4, d(4) = 1. MATHEMATICA a = 2; d = 0; k = 1; z = 10000; zz = 120; A[k_] := Table[a[i], {i, 1, k}]; diff[k_] := Table[d[i], {i, 1, k}]; c[k_] := Complement[Range[-z, z], diff[k]]; T[k_] := -a[k] + Complement[Range[z], A[k]]; s[k_] := Intersection[Range[-a[k], -1], c[k], T[k]]; Table[If[Length[s[k]] == 0, {h = Min[Intersection[c[k], T[k]]], a[k + 1] = a[k] + h, d[k + 1] = h, k = k + 1}, {h = Max[s[k]], a[k + 1] = a[k] + h, d[k + 1] = h, k = k + 1}], {i, 1, zz}]; u = Table[a[k], {k, 1, zz}] (* A257879 *) Table[d[k], {k, 1, zz}]     (* A257880 *) CROSSREFS Cf. A131389, A257705, A081145, A257883, A175499. Sequence in context: A246581 A143619 A029141 * A240866 A230560 A265253 Adjacent sequences:  A257877 A257878 A257879 * A257881 A257882 A257883 KEYWORD easy,sign AUTHOR Clark Kimberling, May 13 2015 STATUS approved

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