[seqfan] Re: Suggested keyword: veri

franktaw at netscape.net franktaw at netscape.net
Sun Apr 12 23:05:03 CEST 2009

Yes, but there are 150,000 sequences there, and only a handful have any
such entry.  The vast majority of them are machine-calculated, and
checking them is mostly a waste of time.  What this keyword would do is
to let someone willing to do such checking know where such efforts 
profitably be employed.

I recognize that, with the current effort towards a Wiki OEIS, this 
going to happen right away.  I'll see what it looks like in that 
and then perhaps make a new proposal.

Franklin T. Adams-Watters

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert G. Wilson, v <rgwv at rgwv.com>

Neil suggested several years ago that any one who verified the sequence 
question do so by using the %Edit line with the method employed. Example
Entries verified by ??? using the supplied Mmca coding.

Robert G. "Bob" Wilson, V

Joshua Zucker wrote:

>On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 4:30 AM,  <franktaw at netscape.net> wrote:
>>I've been opposed to various keywords people have suggested recently,
>>but this is one that I think should be added.  It would be an
>>indication that the values in the sequence should be independently
>>verified, preferably using a program.  I'm suggesting "veri" for this
>>keyword, but I'm open to other suggestions.
>How about the opposite - namely, a little box you can check on a seq,
>and enter your name, stating that you've verified the terms by
>hand-computation, or that you've verified the terms using a program?
>(Or a form you can submit with a copy of the terms you've computed, if
>you want to allow for the fact that some sequences are hard to check
>and people can just check the first few terms.  Though probably in
>such cases it's only the last known term that you really want to have
>Then, the page can by default display just the count of each (the
>original author can contribute 1 to one or both counts), and maybe
>there can be a way to find out who did the computation in case you
>want to talk to them about their program or something.

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