[seqfan] Re: Interfaces to the OEIS:

andre maute andre.maute at gmx.de
Mon Jan 26 23:44:51 CET 2009

Dear Neal, Dear others,

I had this idea, and posted the idea (no program) to the maxima mailing list.

For my background i work mainly offline,
because i only have a slow analog modem dial-up internet connection.
so i searched for a offline opportunity to search in the OEIS database.

I did not look at the copyright issue, this was simply an idea,
when someone posted to the maxima mailing i found my dreams coming true.

I still had no opportunity to download the files Alexey Beshenov posted,
due to said slow internet connection.

I'm truly sorry,


On Monday 26 January 2009, N. J. A. Sloane wrote:
> Dear Sequence Fans
> Thanks for all the replies.
> Max Alekseyev said (today) that:
> > ... other OEIS interfaces exist, e.g.:
> >
> > Math.OEIS for haskell:
> > http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/oeis/0.2/doc/html/Math-OEIS.h
> >tml
> >
> > sage.databases.sloane in SAGE:
> > http://www.sagemath.org/doc/ref/module-sage.databases.sloane.html
> >
> > 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?
> Me: I agree with this point of view.  It is OK for browsers and
> mathematical software to query the OEIS web site, as long as this is done
> within reasonable limits (for example, it should not put too great a load
> on the server here).
> On the other hand, it is not OK to distribute a copy of the OEIS
> with any software.
> Neil Sloane
> I will copy this to Alexey Beshenov and Andre Maute, who seem to be
> involved with the Maxima interface to the OEIS, which is what started this
> thread.
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