[seqfan] Re: OEIS index

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Mon May 11 17:55:13 CEST 2020

John Mason,  Your suggestion goes against all the principles that we have
used in the OEIS Index since I started it 40 years ago.
You are suggesting one line for each sequence.
I don't like it.

It would mean changing every single entry in the Index, and it would make
it a lot harder to use.

Please drop the idea!

(All we need to do is get the "hover" mechanism to work)

Best regards

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.
Phone: 732 828 6098; home page: http://NeilSloane.com
Email: njasloane at gmail.com

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 5:38 AM john mason <masonmilan at hotmail.com> wrote:

> (Sorry I started a new thread, but I had to change email address)
> I have a proposal for making the index more readable.
> Take for example the large amount if index entries related to polyominoes.
> They now read something like this:
> polyominoes, sets of four that are related: A000988<
> http://oeis.org/A000988>, A000105<http://oeis.org/A000105>, A151514<
> http://oeis.org/A151514>, A002013<http://oeis.org/A002013>
> polyominoes, sets of four that are related: A006534<
> http://oeis.org/A006534>, A000577<http://oeis.org/A000577>, A151517<
> http://oeis.org/A151517>, A151518<http://oeis.org/A151518>
> polyominoes, sets of four that are related: A006535<
> http://oeis.org/A006535>, A000228<http://oeis.org/A000228>, A151515<
> http://oeis.org/A151515>, A151516<http://oeis.org/A151516>
> My proposal would be to renew them to look like:
> polyominoes, sets of four that are related:
> A000988<http://oeis.org/A000988.html>: Number of one-sided polyominoes
> with n cells.
> A000105<http://oeis.org/A000105.html>: Number of free polyominoes (or
> square animals) with n cells.
> A151514<http://oeis.org/A151514.html>: Number of 1-sided strip
> polyominoes with n cells.
> A002013<http://oeis.org/A002013.html>: Filaments with n square cells.
> polyominoes, sets of four that are related:
> A006534<http://oeis.org/A006534.html>: Number of one-sided triangular
> polyominoes (n-iamonds) with n cells (turning over not allowed) (holes are
> allowed).
> A000577<http://oeis.org/A000577.html>: Number of triangular polyominoes
> (or polyiamonds) with n cells (turning over is allowed, holes are allowed,
> must be connected along edges).
> A151517<http://oeis.org/A151517.html>: Number of 1-sided strip
> polyiamonds with n cells.
> A151518<http://oeis.org/A151518.html>: Number of 2-sided strip
> polyiamonds with n cells.
> If this is thought to be a good idea, I am willing to make the changes,
> once I have received edit authority, but I would limit myself to the
> polyomino theme.
> Naturally the down side is that the page gets much bigger.
> john
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