Sloane's Gap. Do Mathematical and Social Factors Explain the Distribution of Numbers in the OEIS ?

  title={Sloane's Gap. Do Mathematical and Social Factors Explain the Distribution of Numbers in the OEIS ?},
  author={Nicolas Gauvrit and J. P. Delahaye and Hector Zenil},
  journal={Journal of humanistic mathematics},
The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS) is a catalog of integer sequences. We are particularly interested in the number of occurrences of N(n) of an integer n in the database. This number N(n) marks the importance of n and it varies noticeably from one number to another, and from one number to the next in a series. \Importance" can be mathematically objective (2 10 is an example of an \important" number in this sense) or as the result of a shared mathematical culture (10 9 is more… 
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