[seqfan] Re: Inconsistencies in OEIS

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 19:41:35 CEST 2015


"fini" and "more" is perfectly OK.

It would mean that the sequence is finite, but we need more terms.

[You were probably thinking of "full" and "more",
which indeed are incompatible]

Best regards
Neil

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On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 1:03 PM, Frank Adams-Watters <franktaw at netscape.net>
wrote:

> Agreed. Actually, even "fini" and "more" is suspicious, but there are
> valid cases for it.
>
> I tend to think that "nice" and "core" really are incompatible with "obsc"
> and "uned". Once we figure out what the sequence actually is is soon enough
> to apply those labels.
>
> Franklin T. Adams-Watters
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Greathouse <charles.greathouse at case.edu>
> To: Sequence Fanatics Discussion list <seqfan at list.seqfan.eu>
> Sent: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:55 am
> Subject: [seqfan] Re: Inconsistencies in OEIS
>
>
> I can imagine nice with any of obsc, unkn, and uned. I've seen submissions
> which
> were definitely nice sequences but which required large amounts of
> editing;
> without the editing the sequence would have been nice and uned.
> It's harder to
> imagine an obsc/unkn sequence being nice, but suppose the
> supersingular primes
> were submitted (sufficiently long ago that they were
> unknown), but with a
> tantalizing description hinting at moonshine. Not
> likely, for sure, but probably
> not wrong by definition.
>
> I might argue that probation is incompatible with
> core, though: we wouldn't
> delete a core sequence, but that's the purpose of
> probation. But maybe
> there's a scenario like the above I haven't considered.
>
> I
> did think of another forbidden combination, though: full and more.
>
> Charles
> Greathouse
> Analyst/Programmer
> Case Western Reserve University
>
> On Thu, Sep 17,
> 2015 at 12:35 PM, Max Alekseyev <maxale at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Similarly, "nice"
> and "uned", or "nice" and "unkn" is probably is a no-no
> > combination.
> >
> > On
> Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 11:43 AM, Frank Adams-Watters <
> > franktaw at netscape.net
> > >
> wrote:
> >
> > > "nice" should also never appear with "obsc".
> > >
> > > Franklin T.
> Adams-Watters
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Charles Greathouse
> <charles.greathouse at case.edu>
> > > To: Sequence Fanatics Discussion list
> <seqfan at list.seqfan.eu>
> > > Sent: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 10:30 am
> > > Subject:
> [seqfan] Re: Inconsistencies in OEIS
> > >
> > >
> > > > If there are any more
> combinations of keywords that should trigger
> > > warnings
> > > I'd like to know.
> I currently have:
> > > >
> > > > - "full" without "fini" -->
> > > warning (never
> occurs).
> > > > - "tabl" and "tabf" together --> warning (occurred 1
> > > time,
> fixed now).
> > >
> > > Let's see. Keywords "recycled", "allocated", and
> "allocating"
> > > should never
> > > appear with other keywords. Really
> keyword:dead should also appear
> > > alone,
> > > but in practice there are cases
> where it does not (I count 54).
> > >
> > > kw:nice
> > > should never appear with
> kw:less.
> > >
> > > kw:easy should never appear with
> > > kw:hard.
> > >
> > > kw:nonn
> should never appear with kw:sign.
> > >
> > > The keywords done, dupe,
> > > huge, and
> part have been deprecated and should not
> > > be used in any
> > > sequences.
> > >
> >
> > Charles Greathouse
> > > Analyst/Programmer
> > > Case Western Reserve
> > >
> University
> > >
> > > On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 2:01 AM, Sidney Cadot
> <sidney at jigsaw.nl>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > > I fixed 21 sequences
> that had such an error. But you might
> > > check that
> > > > > I caught them
> all.
> > > >
> > > > It seems so - and from what I can tell you
> > > also took care
> of all
> > > > entries with superfluous commas, so that should care of
> > > issues
> (P11)
> > > > and (P13) on the list.
> > > >
> > > > It will take ~ 1.5 weeks for my
> local
> > > copy of the database to refresh
> > > > the entire database, which will
> allow the
> > > parser to check the fixes
> > > > automatically; this is because I
> get all data via
> > > HTTP and I throttle
> > > > access to under a thousand
> requests per hour. In fact
> > > while starting
> > > > this project I went beyond
> that, which may show up in the
> > > server usage
> > > > statistics and I hope this
> hasn't cause performance issues -- if
> > > so I
> > > > apologize.
> > > >
> > > > If
> there is a more direct way to access the data that
> > > doesn't burden
> > > > the
> server as much, I'd be happy to implement it. Also, if
> > > there is
> > > >
> interest to automate the process of detecting issues in the
> > > database,
> > > >
> I will be happy to hand over my scripts once they have
> > > stabilized.
> > > >
> > >
> > > There was one that had both tabl and tabf keywords.
> > > > > I
> > > don't know
> if you considered that an error - it is
> > > >
> > > > I added that condition as
> >
> > a check and re-ran, A212013 seems to have
> > > > been the only entry that had
> this
> > > particular combination.
> > > >
> > > > If there are any more combinations
> of keywords that
> > > should trigger
> > > > warnings I'd like to know. I currently
> have:
> > > >
> > > > - "full"
> > > without "fini" --> warning (never occurs).
> > > >
> - "tabl" and "tabf" together -->
> > > warning (occurred 1 time, fixed now).
> > >
> >
> > > > Kind regards
> > > >  Sidney
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
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