[seqfan] SCIgen, MATHgen, and now SEQgen
Neil Sloane
njasloane at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 10:11:00 CEST 2021
Dear Sequence Fans,
The current *Nature* has an article (Vol 594, 10 June 2021, 160-161),
"Hundreds of gibberish papers still lurk in the scientific literature"
repreting on a study where they found 300 published articles still not
retracted that were produced by the programs SCIgen and MATHgen, which will
write a gibberish - but legitimate looking - scientific paper for you on
demand.
Apparently many journals and conferences will accept these papers with no
questions asked.
So I made up SEQgen, which will create a sequence suitable for submission
to the OEIS, as follows.
The definition:
[Order | Number ] of [primitive | indecomposable | inequivalent ]
[planar | nonplanar | simple | quasicomplete | exceptional | normal ]
[groups | graphs | partitions | primes | composite numbers | semiprimes ]
of [order | degree | size | length | height ] n
that are in A****** [and | but not] in A*******.
Data: Combine 2 random sequences to get a sequence that starts 1, 2, M,
where M is some small positive number.
Offset: [0 | 1 ]
Comments: Conjectured to [ be | contain ]
[infinite | finite | bounded | unbounded | every prime | D-finite ]
and then perhaps
Author: [ one of the "usual suspects" - you can guess who I mean ... ]
This is a joke, by the way - although I did think of adding something like
this to the OEIS Wiki page "Examples of what not to submit".
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