On a Partition Function of Richard Stanley

  • George E. Andrews


In this paper, we examine partitions $\pi$ classified according to the number $r(\pi)$ of odd parts in $\pi$ and $s(\pi)$ the number of odd parts in $\pi\prime$, the conjugate of $\pi$. The generating function for such partitions is obtained when the parts of $\pi$ are all $\leq N$. From this a variety of corollaries follow including a Ramanujan type congruence for Stanley's partition function $t(n)$.