Error in A115866

N. J. A. Sloane njas at
Sat Mar 3 18:13:51 CET 2007

sequence A090943  (even numbers n such that N(n) is squareful and 
  Any idea why these sequences are close to linear functions?
sequences 284+1000*n and 228+(10^4)*n; in the plot for a(n)<8000, the 
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Subject: Re: Error in A115866
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2007 17:45:20 -0000
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On Saturday, March 03, 2007, "Nick Hobson" <nickh at> wrote:
> On Sat, 03 Mar 2007 07:50:30 -0000, David W. Cantrell
> <DWCantrell at> wrote:
>> On Saturday, March 03, 2007, "Nick Hobson" <nickh at> wrote:
>>> I believe there is an error in sequence A115866: "Number of paths
>>> from  (0,0,0) to (n,n,n) such that at each step (i) at least one
>>> coordinate  increases, (ii) no coordinate decreases, (iii) no
>>> coordinate increases by  more than 1, and (iv) all coordinates are
>>> integers. This is a  3-dimensional extension to A001850."
>> For months, I had been planning to submit that very sequence!
>> Already
>> typed in a draft of an email to have been sent to Neil, my
>> (shorter)
>> title was to have been
> I only found A115866 by accident.  Having found A001850, I initially
> hit  upon the erroneous extension to three dimensions mentioned
> below, and  hence A115866.  Then I realised that the boundary cases
> should be handled  as per the 2-D rather than the 1-D problem.
> Why not submit the 4-D version?!

Oh, I will. I had already written it up in the same draft email I
mentioned above, and had planned to submit it sequentially after the
3-D version, and followed sequentially by the 5-D version, etc.
stopping at... Well, I had intended to ask Neil where he thought I
should stop. So Neil, just tell me what dimension to stop at and I
will do so.

Among related submissions in that same draft email, there is a square
array in which the rows give the dimension N and the columns give n in
(n,n,...,n). Thus, in that square array, the second row is A001850,
the third row is A115866,

[P.S. Oops, I see now in a recent email from Neil that that A number
will not be correct. Apparently it will be A126086.]

etc. while the second column is the core sequence A000670, the third
column is A055203, etc.

I had even thought about submitting as a sequence the diagonal of that
square array

1, 3, 409, 10681263, 117029959485121, 939073157252309315848923,

under the name
Number of N-D paths from (0,0,...,0) to (N,N,...,N) using nonzero
steps of the form (x(1),x(2),...,x(N)) where x(k) is in {0,1} for 

David W. Cantrell

David,  strange things happen at about 8 or 9 dimensions,

of course the arrays and diagonal sequence(s) should
also be submitted!



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