[seqfan] Re: The Demichel errors, continued

N. J. A. Sloane njas at research.att.com
Sat Dec 17 21:50:51 CET 2011

My reply to Marc:

> I may not be following this closely enough, but isn't the intent of all
> these sequences to cover all possible compositions of certain elementary
> functions up to a certain complexity?

> If so, and if some entries submitted as part of this program have incorrect
> values, shouldn't the priority be on simply computing and entering the
> correct values, rather than trying to debug what went wrong with the old
> values?  

Yes and no!
> Aren't the incorrect values kind of immaterial? 

We are a museum. In the basement are some fossils with the wrong labels,
fossils hitherto unknown to science. We should throw them away
and replace them with the correct fossils?!


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