[seqfan] Re: Another sequence idea: Year of n-th Millennium Prize

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 19:39:22 CET 2016


I agree with Giovanni.  After 52 years all the interesting
non-mathematical sequences are already in the OEIS.

Of course there will be exceptions, but they will have to
be very special (or very funny).

Best regards
Neil

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On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 10:46 AM, Giovanni Resta <giovanni.resta at iit.cnr.it>
wrote:

> On 12/12/2016 10:21 PM, Felix Fröhlich wrote:
>
> here is another idea where I would like to confirm whether this would be
>> okay to submit or not before actually submitting it:
>>
>> "Year of awarding of Millennium prize for the n-th solved Millennium prize
>> problem."
>>
>
> To be honest, I utterly despise all the sequences whose nature is not
> strictly mathematic.
>
> So, to summarize my reaction to your latest proposals: no seq. based on
> Korean language, no seq. based on planetary data, no seq. based on Erdos
> numbers, no seq.based on properties of OEIS itself, no seq. based on years
> (prizes, programming languages, etc.).
>
> Maybe I'm not a good judge, but I think OEIS should refrain from becoming
> a receptacle of trivia and that the non-mathematical sequences already in
> OEIS are enough.
>
> Giovanni
>
>
>
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