Math::NumSeq::MobiusFunction -- Mobius function sequence
use Math::NumSeq::MobiusFunction; my $seq = Math::NumSeq::MobiusFunction->new; my ($i, $value) = $seq->next;
The sequence of the Mobius function,
1, -1, -1, 0, -1, 1, ... starting i=1
Each value is
1 if i has an even number of distinct prime factors -1 if i has an odd number of distinct prime factors 0 if i has a repeated prime factor
The sequence starts from i=1 and it's reckoned as no prime factors, ie. 0 factors, which is considered even, hence value=1. Then i=2 and i=3 are value=-1 since they have one prime factor (they're primes), and i=4 is value=0 because it's 2*2 which is a repeated prime 2.
See "FUNCTIONS" in Math::NumSeq for behaviour common to all sequence classes.
$seq = Math::NumSeq::MobiusFunction->new ()
Create and return a new sequence object.
$value = $seq->ith($i)
Return the Mobius function of
$i, being 1, 0 or -1 according to the prime factors of
This calculation requires factorizing
$i and in the current code small primes are checked then a hard limit of 2**32 is placed on
$i, in the interests of not going into a near-infinite loop.
$bool = $seq->pred($value)
Return true if
$value occurs in the sequence, which means simply 1, 0 or -1.
Copyright 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Kevin Ryde
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