```Daniel Martin <martin / snowplow.org> writes:

> Here's my solution to find happy bases - note that I don't find any
> happy bases (aside from 2 and 4) before I run out of memory, somewhere
> near base 1700.  It wouldn't surprise me if no other happy bases
> exist.

And here's a faster version, and I also corrected the "Error" to
"Exception" mistake I'd made in my earlier version.  This version
makes it through bases 2 - 100 in the blink of an eye, but really
starts to slow down around base 700.

I haven't had a chance to run this one as far as it can go without
running out of memory; maybe later today.

Still haven't found any other happy bases...

#! /usr/bin/env ruby
require 'narray'

def dodigsum(initial, base)
tmp = initial / (base ** NArray.to_na([[0],[1],[2]]))
# I would use mod!, but my copy of narray doesn't have mod!
tmp = tmp % base
tmp.mul!(tmp)
end

def checkbase(base = 10)
# As shown on the list, you're guaranteed that eventually every
# number will be two digits or less, and once there the highest
# you'll ever get again is...
checklimit = 2*(base-1)*(base-1)
check = NArray.int(checklimit + 1).indgen!
check_initial = check.dup
dodigsum(check,base)
checkp = check.dup

while true do
if check.eq(check_initial).count_true > 2
#puts "#{base} has a loop on #{lp}"
print (base % 100 > 0 ? "." : "x")
break
end
if check.le(1).count_true > checklimit
puts "#{base} is a happy base"
break
end
check[0] = check[checkp]
end
end

2.upto(3000) { |b|
begin
checkbase(b)
GC.start if (b > 300 and b % 5 == 0)
sleep(1) if (b % 100 == 0)
rescue Interrupt
puts "Checking #{b}"
checkbase(b)
rescue Exception => e
puts "Bailing on #{b}"
raise e
end
}

__END__

--
s=%q(  Daniel Martin -- martin / snowplow.org
puts "s=%q(#{s})",s.map{|i|i}[1]       )
puts "s=%q(#{s})",s.map{|i|i}[1]

```