

A297239


Total variation of base13 digits of n; see Comments.


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0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 3, 2, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, 1
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OFFSET

1,16


COMMENTS

Suppose that a number n has baseb digits b(m), b(m1), ..., b(0). The baseb downvariation of n is the sum DV(n,b) of all d(i)d(i1) for which d(i) > d(i1); the baseb upvariation of n is the sum UV(n,b) of all d(k1)d(k) for which d(k) < d(k1). The total baseb variation of n is the sum TV(n,b) = DV(n,b) + UV(n,b). See A297330 for a guide to related sequences and partitions of the natural numbers:


LINKS

Clark Kimberling, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..10000


EXAMPLE

2^20 in base 13: 2, 10, 9, 3, 7, 9; here, DV = 12 and UV = 9, so that a(2^20) = 21.


MATHEMATICA

b = 13; z = 120; t = Table[Total@Flatten@Map[Abs@Differences@# &, Partition[IntegerDigits[n, b], 2, 1]], {n, z}] (* cf. Michael De Vlieger, e.g. A037834 *)


CROSSREFS

Cf. A297237, A297238, A297330.
Sequence in context: A053832 A322094 A056961 * A043271 A333921 A278063
Adjacent sequences: A297236 A297237 A297238 * A297240 A297241 A297242


KEYWORD

nonn,base,easy


AUTHOR

Clark Kimberling, Jan 17 2018


STATUS

approved



