[seqfan] Re: Weak conjecture regarding Viswanath's constant

Trizen trizenx at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 16:43:41 CET 2018


I just discovered that it is actually a bug in Wolfram|Alpha.

For example, if we insert: 18497.44065065272051333333333333333333333333333333,
it gives back the same formula and highlights all the digits as being
correct, which contradicts with the previous value of "t". In fact, we can
replace the recurring "3" with any other digits and the same formula is
displayed with all the digits highlighted as being correct, which is
obviously wrong.

As we can see here:
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=18497.44065065272051333333333333333333333333333333

I reported the bug to the Wolfram|Alpha developers and hoping to be fixed
soon. Lesson learned...

On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 5:25 PM, Neil Sloane <njasloane at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have deleted those last three digits until they are confirmed.
>
> Best regards
> Neil
>
> Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
> 11 South Adelaide Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, USA.
> Also Visiting Scientist, Math. Dept., Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
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> Email: njasloane at gmail.com
>
>
> On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 10:08 AM, Hans Havermann <gladhobo at bell.net>
> wrote:
>
> > > Interestingly enough, all the digits of "v" match against A078416,
> > except for the last two.
> >
> > The last three digits were only recently computed/added by an
> > "enthusiastic Mathematic (sic) amateur". It's conceivable that the last
> two
> > are incorrect.
> >
> >
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