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 A345461 Triangle T(n,k) (n >= 1, 0 <= k <= n-1) read by rows: number of distinct permutations after k steps of the "optimist" algorithm. 2
 1, 2, 1, 6, 1, 1, 24, 6, 1, 1, 120, 38, 7, 1, 1, 720, 232, 53, 7, 1, 1, 5040, 1607, 404, 74, 7, 1, 1, 40320, 12984, 3383, 732, 108, 7, 1, 1, 362880, 117513, 31572, 7043, 1292, 167, 9, 1, 1, 3628800, 1182540, 324112, 75350, 14522, 2384, 260, 11, 1, 1 (list; table; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
 OFFSET 1,2 COMMENTS Start with the n! permutations of order n. Apply an iteration of the "optimist" sorting algorithm. Count the distinct permutations, until all are sorted. The length of each row is n. The optimist algorithm is: rotate right all currently unsorted letters by the distance between the first unsorted one and its sorted position. An example is given in A345453. LINKS FORMULA T(n,0) = n!; T(n,n-1) = 1; T(n,n-2) = 1 for n > 2. EXAMPLE Triangle begins: .      1;      2,     1;      6,     1,    1;     24,     6,    1,   1;    120,    38,    7,   1,  1;    720,   232,   53,   7,  1,  1;   5040,  1607,  404,  74,  7,  1,  1; . CROSSREFS Cf. A345453 (permutations according to number of steps for sorting). Cf. A321352 and A008305 (the equivalent for Eulerian numbers). Cf. A345462 (the equivalent for Stirling numbers of 1st kind). Cf. A345464 (first column). Sequence in context: A139547 A323855 A126342 * A229818 A324500 A082388 Adjacent sequences:  A345458 A345459 A345460 * A345462 A345463 A345464 KEYWORD tabl,nonn AUTHOR Olivier Gérard, Jun 20 2021 STATUS approved

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