[seqfan] Re: The Demichel errors, continued

Max Alekseyev maxale at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 00:49:58 CET 2011

On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 3:19 AM, N. J. A. Sloane <njas at research.att.com> wrote:

> I suppose one could make the argument that since the wrong values
> have been in the OEIS for 15 years, we should leave them and mark them as
> "dead", and say "Incorrect sequence based on erroneous calculation of
> A202359/A202360, and have TWO new sequences for the correct values.
> What do people think?
> I was going to edit A013305 as an example, but I will wait.
> The question is, do we keep the rotten sequence, marked "dead",
> and create 2 new sequences,
> or replace it with the numerators and have 1 new sequence for the denominators?

I vote for the latter option. It does not matter how long these wrong
sequences have sat in the OEIS if they remained isolated all the time
(and for a completely wrong sequence a chance to stay isolated forever
is huge).


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