sequences from inequalities
N. J. A. Sloane
njas at research.att.com
Sat Sep 4 01:51:06 CEST 2004
Rainer said, at the end of his message,
> Considering 2) I am completely uncertain about the values
> given. And there may be many more exceptions. Who knows?
>
> And now the SeqFan question: how to deal with such an unreliable
> sequence?
Me: this kind of thing happens all
the time, of course. There are two extremes:
A we have overwhelming numerical evidence
that the terms are correct, and perhaps
even a probablistic argument that supports them.
Then I would include the sequence, but saying
the values are only conjectured.
B we know very little about the problem.
and we think that more computing will
change the sequence
Then I would not include the sequence
I think case B obtains here!
(for the numbers i(i+1)(i+2)...j mod "biggest square"
are randomly distributed, no?)
Neil
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