[seqfan] Re: successive powers of 2 modulo n

franktaw at netscape.net franktaw at netscape.net
Sat Jun 11 00:16:10 CEST 2011

Let me register the opposing opinion. On a number of occasions 
recently, I have found the Wikipedia article on a subject to be more 
complete and generally useful than the MathWorld article - in some 
cases the latter did  not even exist.

The danger of planted falsehoods in mathematical articles is pretty 
small; really it's not large for Wikipedia as a whole. There are a lot 
of people involved with that, and any change tends to get reviewed 
pretty quickly. And for the same reason, the risk of innocent 
misunderstandings is actually smaller in Wikipedia than in MathWorld.

None of which should be taken as a negative comment on MathWorld. It's 
a very useful resource.

Franklin T. Adams-Watters

This is getting a bit off topic. We've made our points, which I think 
are of general interest; but carrying on a debate here would be 

-----Original Message-----
From: Alonso Del Arte <alonso.delarte at gmail.com>

And instead of Wikipedia look at the MathWorld article linked from its
external links section. With the latter, you don't have to worry about
someone pranking you with planted falsehoods (or worse, innocent
misunderstandings). If you still need convincing Mathworld is much, much
better, consider that the Mathworld article has links to several 
in the OEIS.

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