[seqfan] Re: Referencing the OEIS

Max Alekseyev maxale at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 09:12:19 CET 2008

Neil, SeqFans,

I strongly support Jonathan's suggestion.
Actually, it would be nice to have in the header (in the line
contining "Format: long | short | internal ..." etc.) of each OEIS
entry a button like "cite this sequence as" that will automatically
generate a citation record in the format suggested by Jonathan.


On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 8:34 AM, Jonathan Sondow
<jsondow at alumni.princeton.edu> wrote:
> Dear Neil and SeqFans,
> Here is a question about the Welcome page, under Referencing the OEIS.
> Why not suggest that, when referencing an OEIS sequence in an article, the
> name of the sequence's author should be included in the citation?
> For example, the citation for A007970 could be something like:
> J. H. Conway, Sequence A007970, The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer
> Sequences (2008), N. J. A. Sloane (Ed.); published electronically at
> http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/A007970.
> This would agree with citations both for entries in MathWorld (not all of
> which are authored by E. W. Weisstein) and for Problems in the Monthly, both
> of which include the author's name.
> Best regards,
> Jonathan Sondow

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