Re: Re: algebraic numbers

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg106180] Re: [mg106161] Re: algebraic numbers*From*: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>*Date*: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 05:59:25 -0500 (EST)*References*: <hhc7a1$2o2$1@smc.vnet.net> <200912300912.EAA17052@smc.vnet.net> <201001021005.FAA07463@smc.vnet.net> <201001030842.DAA10077@smc.vnet.net> <op.u5zai8j9tgfoz2@bobbys-imac.local>

I am not sure I you can call that a "forumla". Besides StringLength["fill in the first bubble"] 24 So, if we also include them in the simplicity test, this one is probably not going to pass. On 4 Jan 2010, at 07:38, DrMajorBob wrote: > The simplest algorithm for determining "what's the next term" is simply "fill in the first bubble". > > Bobby > > On Sun, 03 Jan 2010 02:42:21 -0600, Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl> wrote: > >> >> On 2 Jan 2010, at 19:05, DrMajorBob wrote: >> >>> If one had the Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences handy, those SAT >>> questions could be interesting. But they'd still be nonsense. >> >> I think only their wording should be changed to something like: "find >> the simplest formula generating the sequence ... where simplest means >> requiring the least number of standard mathematical symbols to write >> down". These kind of questions, of course, should probably allow the >> possibility that the person answering the question finds an answer that >> is simpler than the expected one. >> >> > > > -- > DrMajorBob at yahoo.com

**References**:**Re: Re: algebraic numbers***From:*DrMajorBob <btreat1@austin.rr.com>

**Re: algebraic numbers***From:*Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz@mimuw.edu.pl>