
LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..9.
K. L. M. Adamyk, E. Holmes, G. R. Mayfield, D. J. Moritz, M. Scheepers, B. E. Tenner, H. C. Wauck, Sorting Permutations: Games, Genomes, and Cycles, arXiv:1410.2353 [math.CO], 20142017.
Marisa Gaetz, Bethany Flanagan, Marion Scheepers, Meghan Shanks, Quantifying CDS Sortability of Permutations by Strategic Pile Size, arXiv:1811.11937 [math.CO], 2018.


EXAMPLE

P = [7, 1, 5, 6, 2, 4, 3] has strategic pile size 5. The composition (0,3,4,2,6,5,1,7)(0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7) has cycle (7,3,2,4,1,6,0), and so the strategic pile of P is {1,2,3,4,6}.
