# [seqfan] Re: Concerning William Orrick's message

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 20:42:17 CEST 2020

```Hmmm...

I'm inclined to think that when William Orrick said

>>> 3) A "desymmetrized" choice:
>>>
>>> 1, -1, 0, 2, 13, 80, 579, 4738, ...

this was a mistake, and he really meant to say

>>> 3) A "desymmetrized" choice:
>>>
>>> 1, -1, 0, 1, 2, 13, 80, 579, 4738, ...

which of course is A000179.

So I am just going to create one new sequence (A335700) not two.

Best regards
Neil

Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
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Also Visiting Scientist, Math. Dept., Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
Email: njasloane at gmail.com

On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 1:59 PM Neil Sloane <njasloane at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> (I am starting a new thread, that one was already too long)
>
> In an earlier message in the thread, William Orrick said there are 3
> possibilities for the start of the sequence:
> >>> 1) The physically correct choice: there is one empty arrangement, no
>
> >>> 1, 0, 0, 1, 2, 13, 80, 579, 4738, ... This will be the new A335700
>
> >>> 2) The mathematically nicest choice: Touchard gives an expression for
> the ...
> >>>
> >>> 2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 13, 80, 579, 4738, ... This is A102761
> >>>
>
> >>> 3) A "desymmetrized" choice:
> >>>
> >>> 1, -1, 0, 2, 13, 80, 579, 4738, ...  This will be the new A335701
>
> Then there is the existing sequence A000179, which is a fourth candidate:
>
> 4)  1, -1, 0, 1, 2, 13, 80, 579, 4738, 43387, ... This is A000179
>
> I think the way to resolve this is to have all 4 sequences  in the OEIS
> with distinct  A-numbers.
>
> In his email, Will favors sequence 2), which is A102761. And A000179 has
> to stay because it has existed as an OEIS entry for about 50 years
>
> I am going to create two entries, for 1) and 3), which will be A335700 and
> A335701.
>
> They will say something like "alternative starts to A000179 and A102761"
>
>
>
>

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