[seqfan] Re: Referencing the OEIS

Leroy Quet q1qq2qqq3qqqq at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 20 17:02:56 CET 2008

I agree with Tanya.
Perhaps, in my opinion, the word "author" should be replaced with "submitter" in sequence entries.
Also, if a submitter knows they are not the author of a sequence, it would be a good idea to include the real author (if he/she is known) in a comment/reference in the sequence entry.
(I would propose that the comment/reference isn't enough, and that "author" should be replaced with "submitter" too -- if for no other reason because many times we submitters submit sequences that have been invented by someone else before us, but we are not aware of the previous authorship of the sequences.)

Leroy Quet

--- On Thu, 11/20/08, Tanya Khovanova <mathoflove-seqfan at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Tanya Khovanova <mathoflove-seqfan at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [seqfan] Re: Referencing the OEIS
> To: "Sequence Fanatics Discussion list" <seqfan at list.seqfan.eu>
> Date: Thursday, November 20, 2008, 3:39 PM
> The sequence author in the database is very often not the
> author of the
> sequence. Many of us volunteer to submit sequences from
> other papers
> and sources. 
> For example, I submitted A122726 Sociable numbers - I was
> surprised
> that they were not in the OEIS and certainly they were
> invented before
> I was born.
> I think it is very appropriate to have a submitter as an
> author in
> OEIS, but I am not sure about propagating the name further.
> Tanya
> > >
> > > 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?
> > >
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