[seqfan] Re: suggestion for a competition?

franktaw at netscape.net franktaw at netscape.net
Thu Oct 27 23:09:04 CEST 2011

I would also be willing to judge.

Most of the suggestions, other than "best new sequence", could be 
lumped together under the heading "best modification of an existing 

Would we have the new/modified sequences submitted in the usual way, or 
would we want some special mechanism? In the former case, it  may 
entail a lot of work for the editors - hard to say how much, since it 
depends on how wide an audience the article reaches. That doesn't 
necessarily mean we shouldn't do it that way, but we need to be 

Franklin T. Adams-Watters

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Weimholt <andrew.weimholt at gmail.com>

I wouldn't mind being on the panel of judges.

Some other possible catagories...

* Best proof of an open conjecture related to an OEIS seqeunce(s).

* Best alternate definition of a sequence (with proof that the new
definition produces the same

* Best extension of a "more" + "hard" sequence.


On 10/27/11, N. J. A. Sloane <njas at research.att.com> wrote:
> Dear SeqFans,
> A science writer that I know is thinking of
> writing an article about the OEIS.
> She asked me if I could think of a competition
> for students. For example, there might be a prize for the
> best new sequence submitted by a student.
> (Student could mean high school student, or perhaps undergraduate)
> Or, the best formula for a sequence that did not already have
> a formula.
> Or, the best "illustration of initial terms" (the kind of picture
> we have in A000029) for a sequence that at present does not have
> any illustrations
> Can anyone suggest other competitions?
> And, if the article appears, we will need a panel
> of judges - any volunteers?
> Neil
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