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 A306470 a(0) = 0; for n > 0, if the number of blanks already in the sequence is greater than or equal to n, n is filled in at the n-th blank counting from the end of the sequence; otherwise n is added to the end of the sequence followed by n blanks. 3

%I #22 Apr 01 2019 02:03:20

%S 0,1,3,2,9,5,4,120,8,14,7,6,22,13,34,12,21,11,10,52,20,33,19,79,18,32,

%T 17,51,16,15,31,181,30,50,29,78,28,49,27,119,26,48,25,77,24,23,47,615,

%U 46,76,45,118,44,75,43,180,42,74,41,117,40,73

%N a(0) = 0; for n > 0, if the number of blanks already in the sequence is greater than or equal to n, n is filled in at the n-th blank counting from the end of the sequence; otherwise n is added to the end of the sequence followed by n blanks.

%C The consecutive number of blanks added to the sequence (1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 15, ...) appear to form the sequence A112088 - 1. The unique values for the length of the sequence (1, 3, 6, 11, 18, 29, 45, 69, 105, ...) then becomes 1 + the partial sums of A112088.

%H Jan Koornstra, <a href="/A306470/b306470.txt">Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..10000</a>

%e For n < 3, n is added to the sequence along with n blanks (denoted by -1): [0, 1, -1, 2, -1, -1]. There are now three blanks in the sequence, hence n = 3 is filled in at the third blank counting from the end of the sequence: [0, 1, 3, 2, -1, -1].

%t TakeWhile[Nest[Function[{a, n, b}, If[b >= n, ReplacePart[a, Position[a, -1][[-n]] -> n ], Join[a, Prepend[ConstantArray[-1, n], n]]]] @@ {#, Max@ # + 1, Count[#, -1]} &, {0}, 10^3], # > -1 &] (* _Michael De Vlieger_, Mar 24 2019 *)

%o (Python 3)

%o seq = [0]

%o for n in range(1, 1387):

%o num_blanks = seq.count(-1)

%o if num_blanks >= n: seq[[index for index, value in enumerate(seq) if value == -1][num_blanks - n]] = n

%o else: seq += [n] + [-1] * n

%o print(seq[:100])

%Y Cf. A112088.

%K nonn,easy,look

%O 0,3

%A _Jan Koornstra_, Feb 17 2019

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