[seqfan] Re: Mathematica code in A080777

Neil Sloane njasloane at gmail.com
Sun Jun 13 19:46:22 CEST 2021

I remember discussing this with Russ many years ago - the fact that in
English text, commas should always be followed by spaces, except in
computer programs.  I have a vague memory that we agreed to make an
exception for computer text. Maybe Russ remembers - I will forward this
discussion to him.

Best regards

Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
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On Sun, Jun 13, 2021 at 1:44 PM M. F. Hasler <oeis at hasler.fr> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 13, 2021, 13:14 Hans Havermann <gladhobo at bell.net> wrote:
> > https://oeis.org/A080777
> Kudos for putting a clickable link that saves painful copy paste, app
> switching, Google search and other frustration, esp. for people trying to
> follow with smartphones.
> correction of IntegerName[n,"Words"] which previously had provided
> > incorrect power names for numbers >= 10^102 (adding a spurious "s"
> > pluralization). While not at play in A080777, ...
> >
> These sequences are some (RECORD-like, maybe "ORDINAL"?) transform of the
> underlying sequence
> "a(n) = number of letters in the English name for n"
> which is not cited /referenced in *any* of this family of inter-linked
> sequences which only xref to each other among themselves.
> All the problems you discuss here belong to that sequence (I think it's
> oeis.org/A005589 <http://oeis.org/>) and not to its various derivatives.
> These derivatives should not redo the same job using elementary mathematica
> functions to convert numbers to English and then count letters, but rely on
> that oeis function which should provide an  efficient  implementation
> where it
> belongs.
> It should use A005589 <http://oeis.org/> even if one has a more
> intelligent, non-brute force approach, which seems to be the case here,
> looking at the second half of your "illustration of growth" a-file.
> -Maximilian
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