[seqfan] Re: Inequivalent matrices

Brendan McKay Brendan.McKay at anu.edu.au
Sun May 1 15:22:01 CEST 2022

Hi Maximilian,

I looked at A052269 and it seems to me that Christian's formula
is the same as yours.

Cheers, Brendan.

On 1/5/2022 6:49 am, M. F. Hasler wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 8:46 PM Neil Sloane <> wrote:
>>> Maybe we should leave a map to future generations
>> That is exactly what the Index to the OEIS is for.
>> Please make some entries there!
> OK, I'll do that. I also propose oeis.org/draft/A353585
> which contains all of the "number of inequivalent r X c matrices over Z/nZ"
> (equivalence modulo permutation of rows & col's) in one table:
> row n is for Z/nZ (i.e., entries in {0..n-1} or {1..n} if one prefers)
> and in each row, all possible sizes are listed as 1 <= r <= c = 1,2,3,....
> I.e., 1X1, 1X2, 2X2; 1X3, 2X3, 3X3; etc.
> My goal was in fact to contribute one function that can be used for any (n,
> r, c).
> The function I found is very nice and simple
> (much simpler than the huge formulas given by Christian Bower for some
> special cases,
> as mentioned by Brendan McKay, and also GFs contributed among others by
> Vladeta Jovovic),
> so nice that I want to share it here:
> It is a double sum over all partitions p of r and q of c:
> N(n, r, c) = Sum_{p in P(r), q in P(c)} n^Sum{i in p, j in q} gcd(i,j) /
> (M(p) M(q))
> with  M(p) = Sum_{distinct parts x in p} x^m(x) * m(x)!
> where m(x) is the multiplicity of x in the partition p.
> This function allows to compute very efficiently all of the following:
> A028657(n,k) = A353585(2,n,k): inequivalent m X n binary matrices,
> A002723(n) = T(2,n,2): size n X 2, A002724(n) = T(2,n,n): size n X n,
> A002727(n) = T(2,n,3): size n X 3, A002725(n) = T(2,n,n+1): size n X (n+1),
> A006148(n) = T(2,n,4): size n X 4, A002728(n) = T(2,n,n+2): size n X (n+2)
> A052264(n) = T(2,n,5): size n X 5,
> A052269(n) = T(3,n,n): number of inequivalent ternary matrices of size n X
> n,
> A052271(n) = T(4,n,n): number of inequivalent matrices over Z/4Z of size n
> X n,
> A052272(n) = T(5,n,n): number of inequivalent matrices over Z/5Z of size n
> X n,
> A246106(n,k) = A353585(k,n,n): number of inequivalent n X n matrices over
> Z/kZ, and its diagonal A091058 and columns 1, 2, ..., 10: A000012, A091059,
> A091060, A091061, A091062, A246122, A246123, A246124, A246125, A246126.
> The  last one(s) are from Alois Heinz who also contributed:
> A256069 = number of inequivalent n X n matrices with *exactly* k different
> entries,
> which is the inverse binomial transform of A246106 (above!),
> and (note the almost identical A-number as A246106 above!) :
> A242106 = inequivalent n X n matrices using exactly k different symbols,
> where equivalence is modulo permutations of rows, cols *and the symbol set*
> which in turn can be computed as first differences of
> A242095 =  inequivalent n X n matrices with entries from [k],
> where equivalence means permutations of rows or columns *or the symbol set*.
> - Maximilian
> On Wed, Apr 27, 2022 at 11:48 PM M. F. Hasler wrote:
>>> On Wed, Apr 27, 2022 at 10:42 PM Brendan McKay wrote:
>>>> All of these except Z/Z6 have formulas provided by Christian Bower.
>>>> A246106   is a 2-D version.  [MH: i.e., column k  for entries in Z/kZ ]
>>> Great!  Thank you very much!
>>> Some further refs : (...)
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