[seqfan] Re: Close sequences

Alonso Del Arte alonso.delarte at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 21:58:45 CEST 2009

I have to agree with Michael. Our hypothetical researcher would try entering
terms forward from a(2) or a(3) and be satisfied that A003059 is exactly
what he was looking for when he reviews the formula and generating function
submitted by Michael Somos.

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 4:22 AM, Michael Porter <ic_designer at verizon.net>wrote:

> I would definitely agree that a sequence that matches an existing sequence
> up to a(1000) and then diverges is a different sequence and deserves an
> independent entry.
> However, that is not the case here.  As Maximilian has shown, this sequence
> is exactly the same definition as A003059 except for shifting one position
> and artificially setting the first term to zero.  I could see submitting the
> sequence if it were difficult to prove the sequences identical, or there was
> a sound mathematical reason for setting the first term to zero.
> So I think you should hold off on submitting the sequence.
> - Michael

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