[seqfan] Re: My page on the Wiki for detected relations between sequences

Antti Karttunen antti.karttunen at gmail.com
Sat Dec 23 20:02:35 CET 2017

On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 12:31 AM,  <seqfan-request at list.seqfan.eu> wrote:

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> Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:59:31 -0400
> From: "M. F. Hasler" <seqfan at hasler.fr>
> To: Sequence Fanatics Discussion list <seqfan at list.seqfan.eu>
> Subject: [seqfan] Re: My page on the Wiki for detected relations
>         between sequences
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> On Dec 19, 2017 9:03 AM, "Thomas Baruchel"  wrote:
>> On Tue, 18 Dec 2017, Robert Israel wrote:
>>> This may be a rather unfortunate example to start with
>>> (or perhaps we should say, it nicely illustrates the pitfalls
>>> of these algorithms). It is
>> Yes, I removed this example;
>> this is the purpose of this list;
> IMHO it might be at least as interesting to list the false positives,  as
> well as the true relations.
> (I imagine something like "The apparent relation Axxx +- ... = Azzz is no
> more true beyond n = ...) -- just like the helpful remark Robert has
> pointed out.

I would be very interested to know what are some of the values of n
for such cases where it could be first seen that a conjecture proposed
by Mr. Baruchel's program turned out to be false. That is, cases where
the amount of terms in stripped.gz (in the data-section of each
sequence) would have indicated the relation holds, but when checking
beyond that (with the data from the b-file or by computing the terms),
it turned out to be false. There's also a point that stripped.gz
doesn't tell the starting offset of the sequence (and in any case it
might be "wrong"), so one might need to try several alignment shifts
between the sequences?

In my own "OEIS Djinn" datamining project, I have noticed that for
some cases this "refutation point" (where it will turn out that A(n) =
f(B(n)) cannot be true after all) might go even up to a few thousands.
Thus the need to work with data given in b-files, and creating and
submitting such b-files if not already provided. As long as we have no
any established syntax or "ontology" in place for clearly indicating
such refutations (that is, machine-readably), it is better to have the
program figure that by itself, from the data alone.

Best regards,


> Cheers,
> Maximilian

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