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Aronson's Sequence

The sequence whose definition is: ``t is the first, fourth, eleventh, ... letter of this sentence.'' The first few values are 1, 4, 11, 16, 24, 29, 33, 35, 39, ... (Sloane's A005224).


Hofstadter, D. R. Metamagical Themas: Questing of Mind and Pattern. New York: BasicBooks, p. 44, 1985.

Sloane, N. J. A. Sequence A005224/M3406 in ``An On-Line Version of the Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.'' and Sloane, N. J. A. and Plouffe, S. The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. San Diego: Academic Press, 1995.

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