[seqfan] Re: Cleaning up cross-references to recycled sequences - can this be automated?

Alonso Del Arte alonso.delarte at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 23:31:23 CET 2011

This is yet another problem that can be solved by simply searching the OEIS.

Let's say A200999 submitted by John Smith is recycled because it's a
duplicate, or ridiculously contrived, or flat-out wrong, or whatever. All we
have to do is search "A200999" and we'll find all the cross-refs in
sequences already approved. As for sequences that haven't been approved yet,
well, if they're to be approved we can remove the cross-refs to A200999 at
that time.


On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 4:28 PM, N. J. A. Sloane <njas at research.att.com>wrote:

> There are several good reasons to recycle A-numbers.
> If I had more time I would write an essay on the subject.
> (One is that it is important to be able
> to browse in the OEIS. if they were not recycled, one
> would repeatedly say, "*#@#$%, this is another $$%%$#@ sequence
> from ______ that was rejected")
> I strongly support recycling A-numbers.
>  Best regards
>                         Neil
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