[seqfan] Re: non-descriptive titles
N. J. A. Sloane
njas at research.att.com
Thu Dec 10 03:00:00 CET 2009
Maximilian, You are right - in fact there are a huge
number of entries in the OEIS where you have to go to
the original reference to find the definition.
But remember, the OEIS is intended to help you identify
a sequence that you have come across in your work.
That is its primary function.
And if you see "this sequence is mentioned in such-and-such reference",
you will not complain! In fact you will write to me and say
"The OEIS saved me 6 months of work". I get emails like that all the time.
OTOH I agree that it would be nice to have a self-contained definition for
every sequence. But a first step would be to
have links to every journal and book reference - that's an
easier problem to solve.
Having said all this, I will copy it to the seq fans mailing list.
>From maximilian.hasler at gmail.com Wed Dec 9 19:48:23 2009
>There seems to be some essential info missing since several sequences
>have everything identical (defn & refs ; no explanation) but different
>Maybe one could make a liste of such cases, to be edited by someone
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