[seqfan] Re: Getting an integer sequence for a specific song

Marc LeBrun mlb at well.com
Sat Jun 15 16:30:17 CEST 2019

> On Jun 14, 2019, at 11:18 AM, Felix Fröhlich <felix.froe at gmail.com> wrote:
> should the OEIS even have more songs as sequences?

II strongly advise no.

These sequences are not of any particular mathematical interest.  Arbitrary pedestrian encodings from notes-to-numbers like the OEIS employs are commonplace.  Adding more encourages flooding the OEIS with yet more useless noise.  These sequences contribute no value, and just pollute serious searches with spurious hits.

I can see making one or two exceptions for the purposes of demonstrating the feature, or for melodies that have some extraordinary relevance for the OEIS.  But other than that, please, no more.

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