how to find the PERIOD in the given set of numbers???
Hello,
I have calculated using this table: Input Register 7 Mod 15 Output Register 0> 7 Mod 15 1 1> 7 Mod 15 7 2> 7 Mod 15 4 3> 7 Mod 15 13 4> 7 Mod 15 1 5> 7 Mod 15 7 6> 7 Mod 15 4 7> 7 Mod 15 13 Code:

Re: how to find the PERIOD in the given set of numbers???
The table cant be seen properly.
so I am typing it as follows.. the TABLE IS : (7 power a) Mod 15 m (7 power 0) Mod 15  1 (7 power 1) Mod 15  7 (7 power 2) Mod 15  4 (7 power 3) Mod 15  13 (7 power 4) Mod 15  1 (7 power 5) Mod 15  7 (7 power 6) Mod 15  4 (7 power 7) Mod 15  13 Now,I hope u can understand what I mean. 
Re: how to find the PERIOD in the given set of numbers???
Not going to write it for you. How would you do it on paper? Take one new number at a time, for example:
can you see a period in 1? What about in 1,7? What about in 1,7,4? What about in 1,7,4,13? What about in 1,7,4,13,1? If yes, how do you know? Can you think of a way to write a test that a computer can work out? Is there any storage you might need? Do you have to find a complete period twice to determine that there is a repeating pattern? For example 1,7,4,13,1,9,3,6 has a period > 4, but does the maths behind the calculation indicate that 1 must always be followed by 7, which must always be followed by 4 etc? What is (7^n) / (7^(n1)) ? 
Re: how to find the PERIOD in the given set of numbers???
And what should the program do if someone cruelly tosses in a digitsofpi generator and asks it to find the period?

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