Math::NumSeq::DigitProductSteps -- multiplicative persistence and digital root
use Math::NumSeq::DigitProductSteps; my $seq = Math::NumSeq::DigitProductSteps->new (values_type => 'count'); my ($i, $value) = $seq->next;
This is an iteration taking the product of the digits of a number until reaching a single digit value. The sequence values are the count of steps, also called the multiplicative persistence.
0,0,..0,0,1,1,..1,1,2,2,2,2,2,1,1,1,1,2,2,2,2,2,3,1,1,1,2,... starting i=0
For example i=39 goes 3*9=27 -> 2*7=14 -> 1*4=4 to reach a single digit, so value=3 iterations.
values_type => 'root' gives the final digit reached by the steps, which is called the multiplicative digital root.
values_type => 'root' 0,1,2,...,9,0,1,...,9,0,2,4,6,8,0,2,4,6,8,0,3,6,9,2,5,8,...
i=0 through i=9 are already single digits so their count is 0 and root is the value itself. Then i=10 to i=19 all take just a single iteration to reach a single digit. i=25 is the first to require 2 iterations.
Any i with a 0 digit takes just one iteration to get to root 0. Any i like 119111 which is all 1s except for at most a single non-1 takes just one iteration. This includes the repunits 111..11.
radix parameter selects a base other than decimal.
radix=>2 is not very interesting since the digit product is always either 0 or 1. i>=2 always takes just 1 iteration and has root 0 except for i=2^k-1 all 1s with root 1.
See "FUNCTIONS" in Math::NumSeq for behaviour common to all sequence classes.
$seq = Math::NumSeq::DigitProductSteps->new ()
$seq = Math::NumSeq::DigitProductSteps->new (values_type => $str, radix => $integer)
Create and return a new sequence object.
$value = $seq->ith($i)
Return the sequence value, either count or final root value as selected.
$bool = $seq->pred($value)
Return true if
$value occurs in the sequence. For the count of steps this means any integer
$value >= 0, or for a root any digit
0 <= $value < radix.
Copyright 2012, 2013, 2014 Kevin Ryde
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