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

Felix Fröhlich felix.froe at gmail.com
Sun Jun 16 13:07:27 CEST 2019

Thanks for the replies.

I agree that most popular songs are probably not of mathematical interst to
add to the OEIS. I am also not sure complex songs (with a lot of
instruments) can accurately be transformed into a sequence, though the
basic rhythm probably could be. I had a song in mind from a favorite tv
series of mine that has a simple basic rhythm that could most likely be
turned into a sequence, but it is probably not of sufficient interest to
add to the OEIS.

Best regards


Am Sa., 15. Juni 2019 um 16:30 Uhr schrieb Marc LeBrun <mlb at well.com>:

> > 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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