[seqfan] Re: detective work related to Creighton Dement's "Floretions"

Alonso Del Arte alonso.delarte at gmail.com
Thu Nov 19 22:07:29 CET 2009

In getting ready to present Creighton's film at the WSU College of
Engineering, I stumbled across a book on the Web that reminded me of some of
the early texts on the Mandelbrot set. I didn't have time to read it in any
great detail, but it seemed to me to be a draft not yet ready for public
consumption, but finished enough for review by other experts in the field.

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 3:14 PM, <franktaw at netscape.net> wrote:

> I don't think Robert was saying that floretions are worthless.  I doubt
> that he would have done so much (detective) work on them if he thought
> they were worthless.
> But, in the absence of reasonable documentation, they aren't of much
> use to the rest of us.  My usual reaction to one of Creighton's notes
> in this group is MEGO (my eyes glaze over).  There needs to be:
> 1) A permanent web site explaining all the notation and computations.
> (There ought to be someplace to put such documentation in the Wiki
> OEIS.)
> 2) A link from every floretion-generated sequence to this web site.
> 3) The calculation used for the sequence needs to be in every such
> sequence.
> If that was done, I might think it worth my time to look into it.
> Franklin T. Adams-Watters
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Antti Karttunen <antti.karttunen at gmail.com>
> To: seqfan at list.seqfan.eu
> Sent: Thu, Nov 19, 2009 11:54 am
> Subject: [seqfan] Re: detective work related to Creighton Dement's
> "Floretions"
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:19:12 Robert Munafo <mrob27 at gmail.com> wrote
> about Floretions.
> ...
> I say:
> Yes, Creighton has (so far) documented his system quite poorly, and thus
> it remains quite obscure. However, that doesn't make it worthless. On
> the
> contrary,
> the system seems to be able to generate many "hits" to diverse fields
> of mathematics. See e.g.:
> http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/?q=author%3Adement+extension%3A
> http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/?q=author%3Adement+ref%3A
> (I think this is much more worthwhile than just random playing with
> decimal
> digits,
> although I'm neither castigating clever base-related sequences.)
> ...
> Yours,
> Antti Karttunen
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