[seqfan] Re: Submission suggestion

Harvey P. Dale hpd1 at nyu.edu
Sat Nov 5 20:54:27 CET 2011

	Some months ago, Tony Noe submitted a Mma program that attempts
to trim a lengthy sequence to an appropriate length for the OEIS.  He
called the program OEISTrim.  I find it very useful.  Because it only
produces a suggested "trimming" of terms, it is not unduly procrustean.
Perhaps Tony could submit it again, and other seqfan folks could tweak
it as desired.  Then it would become a standard, useful, but still not
binding method of deciding how many terms to submit.



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[mailto:seqfan-bounces at list.seqfan.eu] On Behalf Of N. J. A. Sloane
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2011 3:22 PM
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Subject: [seqfan] Re: Submission suggestion

David Wilson suggested:

 The submission page
should automatically format the terms to database standards. This would
include dropping terms if necessary to stay within formatting limits,

Me: No, no, no. There are many reasons why we sometimes want more terms
than usual (sequences that are hard to compute, sequences where we need
to show a few more terms to distinguish it from its nbrs, also we may
change the so-called limit at some time)

This is a bad idea!



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