[seqfan] Barry Cipra article in Science

N. J. A. Sloane njas at research.att.com
Fri Feb 26 08:08:57 CET 2010

Deas any sequence fan have access to Science?  If so I'ld
like to see the following article:

Science 19 February 2010:
Vol. 327. no. 5968, p. 943
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5968.943
What Comes Next?
Barry Cipra


One of mathematicians' most beloved Web sites is getting ready for a makeover, it was reported at the Joint Mathematics Meetings. The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, established by Neil Sloane at AT&T Labs Research in 1996 and run largely as a one-man shop, is poised to go "wiki," with 50 associate editors taking over much of the workload. The OEIS, or simply "Sloane" as it's known to sequence fanatics, is a database of nearly 200,000 lists of numbersa mathematical equivalent to the FBI's voluminous fingerprint files. Much as fingerprints give police a quick way to link a new crime to earlier ones, sequences enable researchers to make connections between mathematical problems that might otherwise go unnoticed.



PS  It looks like the research web site here will be
shut down from 6pm today through Sunday.  To use the OEIS
during this period, use the version at   oeis.org/classic

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