[seqfan] Re: A metric and UI for Pandora-like OEIS exploration

Robert Munafo mrob27 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 20:43:57 CET 2009

Hi Alexander,

I think Superseeker is great, and just re-checked its documentation at
http://www.research.att.com/~njas/sequences/superhelp.txt. However it
appears that the Superseeker functionality is difficult to transfer to
a user's local machine.

Read that page and note that Superseeker is server-based and depends
upon Mathematica, Maple, and "various other programs". It is tied to a
server which limits users to one request per hour. Furthermore, the
request probably takes more than one or two seconds to respond.

Therefore, it would delay the responsiveness of the
auto-recommendation substantially. My current implementation takes
less than 4 seconds and does not need Internet access to run.

I would suggest instead that, if two sequences are related in this
way, and if they are not already linked by an academic reference in
the %H fields or in some other similar way, then a cross-reference
should be added (perhaps in a %F field or %Y field, for examples of
both see A006542).

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:58, Alexander Povolotsky <apovolot at gmail.com> wrote:
> Particularly (I meant to say - sorry) the method used by the "superseeker"
> On 10/26/09, Alexander Povolotsky <apovolot at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Perhaps you could somehow incorporate into your evaluation -  the method
>> of matching terms of given sequence to other sequence (via
>> operations/transformations) ?

  Robert Munafo  --  mrob.com

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