[seqfan] Re: Missing sequence numbers
N. J. A. Sloane
njas at research.att.com
Thu Nov 24 01:36:57 CET 2011
>Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:53:44 +1300
>From: William Rex Marshall <w.r.marshall at actrix.co.nz>
>Subject: [seqfan] Missing sequence numbers
>There is a gap in the OEIS where 698 sequence numbers have been skipped
>(A181891-A182588) so they never become allocated to anyone.
>A182589 is the only dead sequence in the OEIS with nothing in the name
>and data fields, and is the only sequence number which is listed in the
>gzipped stripped file but not in the gzipped names file.
>Consequently, nearby sequences have a large gap in the adjacent
>sequences listed in their Cross-refs fields, jumping from A181890 to
>There are also many sequence numbers which had been allocated to people
>up to a year ago that have never been recycled. These include A173656,
>A173718, A173719, A174651, A174849, A178921, A178959, A180058, A181777,
>A181783, A181848, A182662-A182668, A182780, A183168, A183188-A183193,
>etc. Surely those which have not been edited since they were allocated
>more than, say, five or six weeks ago should be recycled, rather than
>left unused indefinitely.
I agree with all this - Russ, I thought there was a mechanism that will automatically
assign unused A-numbers? Maybe A181891-A182588 got overlooked
back a year ago when we changed the way A-numbers were assigned?
I just took care of A182589, by recycling the A-number
More information about the SeqFan