[seqfan] Re: http://oeis.org/recent.txt

Robert Munafo mrob27 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 06:04:59 CET 2010

Hey Peter, I don't think we need the time stamps after all. Look at the
revision history! NJAS seems to have kept a record of all edits going back
into the 1990's.

For example, see http://oeis.org/history?seq=A006876 (one of "my"
sequences). It shows:
  - When I submitted the seq. (April 28 1994) and what my email address was
(mrob;at;world.std.com, long since defunct)
  - The early compact reference format
  - The date that NJAS went through and expanded the references (Dec 11,
  - The date that I submitted my webpage link (May 8, 2000)
  - and so on, and on and on.

Or, try the one you mentioned, http://oeis.org/history?seq=A052000. The
original submission date is there, and you get to see when the author's
email address changed.

- Robert

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 11:52, peter.luschny
<peter.luschny at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Please give us the time stamp back.
> It is there for more than 10 years.
> See for instance http://oeis.org/A052000
> It is an important piece of information.
> Thanks,
> Peter
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Russ Cox
> To: Sequence Fanatics Discussion list
> Sent: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 12:49:32 -0000 (UTC)
> Subject: [seqfan] Re: http://oeis.org/recent.txt
> >>Recently created entries no longer have timestamps added after the
> >>author's name (e.g. http://oeis.org/A181786), although they are added
> >>after names in extensions (e.g. http://oeis.org/A181782).
> >
> > Thanks for noticing this! Can/should we add the dates manually?
> I don't think so.  The point of generating the Author lines
> automatically is that they follow the standard format,
> and the standard format is (I believe) not to put a date.
> If you want to find the date of a specific sequence
> you can use the history page.
> The fact that everything has keyword new is a bug.
> If you want to see all recent changes you can look at
> http://oeis.org/history/approved.
> There will be other ways to find new sequences.
> I am thinking about setting up an RSS feed too.
> Russ
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