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 A368857 a(n) gives the maximum number of equally spaced equal digits in the binary expansion of n (without leading zeros). 2

%I #10 Jan 10 2024 13:54:41

%S 0,1,1,2,2,2,2,3,3,2,2,2,2,2,3,4,4,3,2,2,2,3,2,3,3,2,2,2,3,3,4,5,5,4,

%T 3,3,2,2,2,3,3,2,3,3,2,2,3,4,4,3,2,2,2,3,2,3,3,3,3,3,4,4,5,6,6,5,4,4,

%U 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,2,3,3,4,4,3,2,2,3,4,3

%N a(n) gives the maximum number of equally spaced equal digits in the binary expansion of n (without leading zeros).

%C This sequence diverges to infinity by Van der Waerden's theorem.

%H <a href="/index/Bi#binary">Index entries for sequences related to binary expansion of n</a>

%F a(2^k) = k for any k > 0.

%F a(2^k - 1) = k for any k >= 0.

%F a(2*n) >= a(n).

%o (PARI) a(n, base = 2) = { my (b = digits(n, base), v = if (n, 1, 0)); for (i = 1, #b-1, for (j = i+1, #b, if (b[i]==b[j], my (d = j-i, k = j); while (k + d <= #b && b[k + d]==b[i], k += d;); v = max(v, 1 + (k-i) / d);););); return (v); }

%o (Python)

%o def A368857(n):

%o if n == 0: return 0

%o l = len(s:=bin(n)[2:])

%o return 1+max((k-1-i)//j for i in range(l) for j in range(1,l-i+3>>1) for k in range(i+1,l+1,j) if len(set(s[i:k:j]))==1) # _Chai Wah Wu_, Jan 10 2024

%Y Cf. A368841.

%K nonn,base

%O 0,4

%A _Rémy Sigrist_, Jan 08 2024

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