[seqfan] Re: Maxima interface for OEIS

Max Alekseyev maxale at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 18:10:44 CET 2009

On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 1:56 AM, Giovanni Resta <g.resta at iit.cnr.it> wrote:
> Max Alekseyev wrote:
>> Neil,
>> What's about a similar interface in Mathematica 7? Did they get a
>> permission from you?
> Where is the similar interface in Mathematica 7 ?
> I only know FindSequenceFunction[] that does not seem to be related to OEIS.

Oh, my memory may have tricked me. I thought I was seeing an interface
for OEIS in M7.
Anyway, there other OEIS interfaces exist, e.g.:

Math.OEIS for haskell:

sage.databases.sloane in SAGE:

etc. etc.

I'm just curious whether each such interface should have a permission from Neil.
For me such interfaces look like just a slightly different way to
access OEIS, not stealing any intellectual rights.
If there is no need to request a permission for using any particular
browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera etc.) to access OEIS, why there is
such a need for using math software instead of a browser?

>> From technical perspective, I would prefer Maxima accessing the
>> current version of OEIS online, rather than having its offline local
>> copy.
> That would be dangerous (it would make easier to perform, say, 1000
> queries in a second) and in my opinion that would surely need a permission.

There can be implemented a reasonable delay between subsequent queries to OEIS.
Of course, we don't want someone unintentionally performing
denial-of-service attack on OEIS.


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