[seqfan] Re: "Start a sequence at the earliest reasonable point, but no earlier."
Alonso Del Arte
alonso.delarte at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 08:26:54 CEST 2010
>From a purely logistical point of view, I would say start with a(0) = 0.
Most of us on this list know well enough to start a search from a(2) or
a(3), but I'm sure some people will search for the triangular numbers as "0,
1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21," and such.
On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 12:38 AM, N. J. A. Sloane <njas at research.att.com>wrote:
> Daniel asked the list about the preferred starting
> point for the figurate numbers.
> My feeling is that there is no solution that is perfect,
> and so we might as well leave the offsets the way they are
> (provided they are not actually wrong).
> It is impossible to be 100% consistent!
> Best regards
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