[seqfan] Re: Re "Timeline"

Robert Munafo mrob27 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 06:22:38 CET 2010

Alonso --

I was going to suggest that you add just one item per year giving the number
of sequences in he database at that point -- for example January 1st, or the
first date in that year for which we have data.

That takes care of almost all of LOG.txt; the remainder should be easy to
decide on a case-by-case basis.

I believe you should not include anything personal that might be taken "the
wrong way" (like the May 2000 "deleted 100 horrible..." comment)

If it were up to me I would include things like:
   Jul 24 2000: "Now over 40 times the size of the 1995 book"
   Dec 3 2000: "Added new feature:  replies are now sorted with "best"
matches first"

(By the way, to count Google links, "
http://www.google.com/search?q=link:njas-sequences" is better and currently
returns 10,100 versus 1300 for "
    If you want to count Google links for a particular sequence use
something like *link:njas-sequences +A000045* which gives 203 hits. The "-"
and "+" are essential.
   *Challenge for advanced Googlers*: *Find the OEIS sequence that has the
most Google hits, in O(log N) time (where N is the number of sequences in
OEIS). Do this without triggering Google's automated query protection.*)

- Robert

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 22:29, Alonso Del Arte <alonso.delarte at gmail.com>wrote:

> I think I had seen that log once before; I'm going to have to look at it
> carefully: it has many details that need to be added to the timeline in the
> wiki, but after about 2000 it gets a little less human-readable.
> Al
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 8:58 PM, N. J. A. Sloane <njas at research.att.com
> >wrote:
> > At the foot of every OEIS page there is a link to "More Pages".
> > Scroll down to "LOG".  This has a more accurate and more detailed
> > time-line!
> >
> > It could be used to correct and revise Alonso's version.
> >

 Robert Munafo  --  mrob.com

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