[seqfan] Re: Broadening involvement
Charles Greathouse
charles.greathouse at case.edu
Tue Jun 12 01:42:43 CEST 2012
I've added some information to that page:
http://oeis.org/wiki/The_multi-faceted_reach_of_the_OEIS
based on some sequences I remember and some I searched for, but my
knowledge is limited. Anyone with examples -- especially regarding
the humanities -- is welcome to edit the page.
Perhaps this will eventually look nice, but at the moment I've focused
on collecting examples even if the format is plain and the
descriptions basic. (But certainly, if you're sufficiently
knowledgeable about a subject, please add more detail!)
Examples so far: Le Corbusier's use of phi and other numbers in
architecture; the counts from Mozart's Register-Aria; combinatorial
structures with applications to population genetics; leaf branching
(phyllotaxis); memory tests and learnability of Boolean categories;
classifications of objects; the periodic table; quark and gluon
diagrams; physical constants; a fundamental constant from quantum
mechanics; astronomical transits; various historical objects with
mathematical significance; minimization of Boolean formulas; logic
circuits; resistors.
Charles Greathouse
Analyst/Programmer
Case Western Reserve University
On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM, Alonso Del Arte
<alonso.delarte at gmail.com> wrote:
> To help track this broadening involvement, I have started this page in the
> OEIS Wiki: http://oeis.org/wiki/The_multi-faceted_reach_of_the_OEIS Right
> now it just contains a few examples off the top of my head, but I would
> like to include the ornithology examples Charles alluded to earlier.
>
> Al
>
> On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Charles Greathouse <
> charles.greathouse at case.edu> wrote:
>
>> > First thing is to enter these sequences in the OEIS by ourselves: anyone
>> > looking up these sequences may find them along with the original article.
>>
>> Yes, absolutely. The example I gave is A005646.
>>
>> > If you are knowledgeable in an under-represented subject in the OEIS,
>> > any fresh publication (article, blog, ...) from you mentioning the
>> > OEIS with links and description can help.
>>
>> Yes. Any sort of publicity in those under-represented subjects is
>> good. And of course adding new sequences -- or adding information
>> about the applicability of existing sequences to those subjects -- is
>> also useful.
>>
>> Charles Greathouse
>> Analyst/Programmer
>> Case Western Reserve University
>>
>> On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Olivier Gerard <olivier.gerard at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > On Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 1:17 AM, Charles Greathouse <
>> > charles.greathouse at case.edu> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Sequence fans, I've been pondering ways to increase the representation
>> of
>> >> fields in the OEIS.
>> >>
>> >> Combinatorics, number theory, recreational math, and computer science
>> are
>> >> well-represented, as are a few others. But other fields of math have
>> much
>> >> less, and outside of math (biology, chemistry, economics, physics, ...)
>> >> there is very little. Perhaps well-defined integer sequences are simply
>> >> hard to find outside of these few fields. But the thesis is dubious --
>> I've
>> >> seen at least two papers devoted exclusively to an integer sequence
>> >> published in anthropology journals, and I recall an ornithology paper
>> about
>> >> combinatorial syntax of songbirds. More likely, I think, is that
>> people in
>> >> other fields are unaware (or less-aware) of the OEIS.
>> >>
>> >>
>> > First thing is to enter these sequences in the OEIS by ourselves: anyone
>> > looking up these sequences may find them along with the original article.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >> Probably this is self-reinforcing: if there were more such sequences
>> others
>> >> would find the OEIS more useful and be more likely to read it -- and
>> >> contribute to it -- in the future. So how can we get from here to
>> there?
>> >>
>> >>
>> > The second thing seems to contact the author of these articles on behalf
>> > of the OEIS, and invite them (and propose your help) to submit other
>> > sequences
>> > they might have, especially if they are planning new articles on related
>> > subjects.
>> > I have found out that several authors of articles I contacted did know
>> > and use the OEIS to check whether their sequence was known but did not
>> > bother to enter them if it wasn't, or stumbled on a small user interface
>> > difficulty
>> > when doing so, did not make any reference to the encyclopedia or did not
>> > insist it was
>> > kept when a journal editor suggested otherwise.
>> > Of course, if they didn't know about the OEIS, they might be grateful or
>> > indifferent.
>> >
>> > Another (more difficult or more specific) strategy would be to publish
>> > something in the same
>> > journals and insist that sequences in your article be referenced by the
>> > OEIS. If you
>> > are knowledgeable in an under-represented subject in the OEIS, any fresh
>> > publication
>> > (article, blog, ...) from you mentioning the OEIS with links and
>> > description can help.
>> >
>> > Olivier
>> >
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