Math::NumSeq::Pell -- Pell numbers
my $seq = Math::NumSeq::Pell->new;
my ($i, $value) = $seq->next;
The Pell numbers
0, 1, 2, 5, 12, 29, 70, 169, 408, 985, 2378, 5741, 13860, ...
P[k] = 2*P[k-1] + P[k-2] starting P=0 and P=1
See "FUNCTIONS" in Math::NumSeq for behaviour common to all sequence classes.
$seq = Math::NumSeq::Pell->new ()
Create and return a new sequence object.
($i, $value) = $seq->next()
Return the next index and value in the sequence.
When $value exceeds the range of a Perl unsigned integer the return is a Math::BigInt to preserve precision.
Move the current sequence position to $i. The next call to next() will return $i and corresponding value.
$value = $seq->ith($i)
Return the $i'th Pell number.
For negative <$i> the sequence is extended backwards as P[i]=P[i+2]-2*P[i+1]. The effect is the same numbers but negative at negative even i.
-2 -2 <----+ negative at even i
-3 5 |
-4 -12 <----+
$bool = $seq->pred($value)
Return true if $value occurs in the sequence, so is a positive Pell number.
$i = $seq->value_to_i_estimate($value)
Return an estimate of the i corresponding to $value. See "Value to i Estimate" below.
The Pell numbers are a Lucas sequence and hence a power
(1+sqrt(2))^i - (1-sqrt(2))^i
P[i] = ----------------------------- # exactly
Since abs(1-sqrt(2)) < 1 that term approaches zero, so taking logs the rest gives i approximately
log(value) + log(2*sqrt(2))
i ~= ---------------------------
Math::NumSeq, Math::NumSeq::Fibonacci, Math::NumSeq::LucasNumbers
Copyright 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019, 2020 Kevin Ryde
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To install Math::NumSeq, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.