Math::NumSeq::UlamSequence -- integers uniquely the sum of two previous terms


 use Math::NumSeq::UlamSequence;
 my $seq = Math::NumSeq::UlamSequence->new;
 my ($i, $value) = $seq->next;


Ulam sequences are integers which are the sum of two previous terms in just one way. The default starting values are 1,2,

    1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 16, 18, 26, ...

For example 11 is in the sequence because it's the sum of two previous terms 3+8, and no other such sum. Whereas 12 is not in the sequence because there's two sums 4+8 and 1+11.


See "FUNCTIONS" in Math::NumSeq for behaviour common to all sequence classes.

$seq = Math::NumSeq::UlamSequence->new ()
$seq = Math::NumSeq::UlamSequence->new (start_values => '2,5')

Create and return a new sequence object.





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