[seqfan] Re: a(n) = number of terms of n-th finite OEIS sequence

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 00:53:20 CET 2016

> Number of terms of n-th finite integer sequence in the OEIS.

This is even more problematic than the other sequences that
involve A-numbers.  For many reasons.

One reason: there are a large number of sequences whose status is presently
unknown. The assignment of the keyword "fini" to these sequences in the
OEIS has always been non-rigorous, depending on whether it seemed likely or
for the sequence to be finite. It would be most unwise to base a sequence on
the presence of that keyword.

Best regards

Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
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On Sun, Dec 11, 2016 at 6:08 PM, <israel at math.ubc.ca> wrote:

> In a search for keyword fini, the first three results (sorted by number)
> are A000053, A000054 and A000797. The first two are OK (at least until New
> York changes the IRT #1 and A line subway stops), but finiteness of A000797
> is an open problem.
> Cheers,
> Robert
> On Dec 11 2016, Felix Fröhlich wrote:
> Dear Sequence fans
>> The OEIS already contains several sequences counting something in n-th
>> sequence or giving A-numbers of sequences with a specific property. I
>> found
>> the following sequences of this type: A039928, A053169, A051070, A053873,
>> A091967, A107357, A102288,  A100543, A100544, A111198, A111157, A250219,
>> A250221.
>> So here is another idea for such a sequence:
>> Number of terms of n-th finite integer sequence in the OEIS.
>> Several questions: Would that sequence be acceptable? Are there enough
>> initial known terms so that the sequence can be added?
>> Best regards
>> Felix
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