[seqfan] Re: Re "Timeline"
charles.greathouse at case.edu
Mon Jan 25 15:21:57 CET 2010
I think the size should simply be plotted, with text comments left for
other matters. Perhaps in a 3D view, so that actual width ~
sqrt(#sequences) rather than ~ #sequences.
Case Western Reserve University
On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 12:22 AM, Robert Munafo <mrob27 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>> On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 8:58 PM, N. J. A. Sloane <njas at research.att.com
>> > 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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