[seqfan] Re: Seqfan Digest, Vol 15, Issue 23

Brendan McKay bdm at cs.anu.edu.au
Thu Dec 24 03:21:40 CET 2009

Some easily derivable integer sequences
VA Liskovets - Journal of Integer Sequences, 2000
Received Dec. 30, 1999, revised version received May 24, 2000, published
in Journal of Integer Sequences Feb. 9, 2001.

"New realities set up new tasks. The On-line Encyclopedia of
Integer Sequences [18] (in the sequel referred to as the OEIS) is
a rapidly growing facility, which has been playing a more and more
important role in mathematical research. To be a comprehensive
reference source, the OEIS needs to include as many naturally
defined sequences as possible. The erts of numerous enthusiasts have
been directed towards promoting this aim. The present work has been
motivated by the same goals."


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> Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 13:30:53 -0500
> From: "N. J. A. Sloane" <njas at research.att.com>
> Subject: [seqfan]  First use of "OEIS" ?
> To: seqfan at seqfan.eu
> Cc: njas at research.att.com
> Message-ID: <200912221830.nBMIUrcR031568 at prim.research.att.com>
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> Dear Seqfans,  
> When was the first time the abbreviation "OEIS" appeared
> on the web, or in an article?
> This is because we want to trademark "OEIS", to protect it legally.
> The earliest reference I can find is my article
> about the OEIS in the Notices of the Amer. Math. Soc.,
> September 2003.
> It has been used in emails to me since 1997, but I need an early
> mention of it in print or on the web.
> I tried a few searches, e.g. with Google, but did not
> find anything before 2003.
> Maybe someone who is better at searching could find
> an earlier referene!
> Thanks
> Neil

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