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I've written a lovely little program to go through the tedious process of testing numbers in the "If odd 3n+1; If even n/2; Repeat." scenario. It then saves all of the numbers, starting with the integer being tested, and ending with "1" in a file of the form "number_that_you_tested[How_Many_Steps_It_Took]. IE: 3[7].

I understand that much more rigorous testing has been done on this problem, and that there is little to no chance of discovering anything new. I'm still inexplicably enthusiastic about the problem. Anyway, my question is: What would be the best method of plotting the number of steps that each integer takes? Meaning, what technical solution would be best for graphing this? Some sort of javascript sorcery perhaps?

Thanks in advance

-Joe