[seqfan] Re: Works citing OEIS

Charles Greathouse charles.greathouse at case.edu
Tue Nov 8 04:52:50 CET 2011

I like the way that MathOverflow questions and answers have been cited
in the OEIS so far: as works of their respective writers.  This seems
more appropriate to me than citing it as a work, which it really isn't
-- just a collection of individual questions and their answers.

On the other hand, I wouldn't call them "ephemeral" -- I expect the
site is here for the long run, at least as much as (e.g.) MathWorld.

Charles Greathouse
Case Western Reserve University

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 9:10 PM, N. J. A. Sloane <njas at research.att.com> wrote:
>> Should MathOverflow (http://mathoverflow.net/) and Math.SE (
> http://math.stackexchange.com/) be included in Works Citing the OEIS?
> Me: I'm not sure!
> My policy up to now has been to restrict the citations
> to books, articles, magazine stories, newspaper stories,
> things that are fairly permanent.
> But I've been excluding mentions on people's blogs, as being
> too ephemeral. I've also excluded mentions in Eric Weisstein's
> World of Math, and in the Wkipedia, becuase there are so many of them.
> About MathOverflow, that is also quite ephemeral. So my initial
> reaction is to exclude such mentions.
> Neil
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