[seqfan] Re: Sequence relating the mass of the planets to the mass of their most massive satellites

Andras andras at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 8 18:22:58 CET 2018


While I'm not generally a serious person I agree that "fun sequences" lacking any sort of concrete mathematical qualities should be avoided as much as possible (including stuff like the Erdos-Bacon numbers). 
I can't imagine the level of frustration that researchers and zealots alike would have if OEIS returned results cluttered with non-math related sequences.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIAXKuxtTsc   On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 5:21:09 AM EST, Richard J. Mathar <mathar at mpia-hd.mpg.de> wrote:  
 
 In answer to http://list.seqfan.eu/pipermail/seqfan/2018-February/018297.html :
We all remember the faith of Pluto, having been down-sized from a planet of
the solar system to a minor planet (see www.minorplanetcenter.net).
Given that no such thing as an ultimatively correct definition exists
of what defines a planet (asteroid etc), I do not favor entering such data to
the OEIS. I still look at the OEIS as a mathematical data base.

RJM

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