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

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The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS) is made up of thousands of numerical sequences considered particularly interesting by some mathematicians. The graphic representation of the frequency with which a number n as a function of n appears in that database shows that the underlying function decreases fast, and that the points are distributed in a cloud, seemingly split into two by a clear zone that will be referred to here as "Sloane's Gap". The decrease and general form are explained by mathematics, but an explanation of the gap requires further considerations.

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@article{Gauvrit2011, title = {Sloane's Gap: Do Mathematical and Social Factors Explain the Distribution of Numbers in the OEIS?}, author = {Gauvrit, Nicolas and Delahaye, Jean-Paul and Zenil, Hector}, url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1101.4470 http://arxiv.org/pdf/1101.4470v2}, urldate = {2013-10-17}, abstract = {The Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS) is made up of thousands of numerical sequences considered particularly interesting by some mathematicians. The graphic representation of the frequency with which a number n as a function of n appears in that database shows that the underlying function decreases fast, and that the points are distributed in a cloud, seemingly split into two by a clear zone that will be referred to here as "Sloane's Gap". The decrease and general form are explained by mathematics, but an explanation of the gap requires further considerations.}, comment = {}, month = {jan}, year = 2011, archivePrefix = {arXiv}, eprint = {1101.4470}, primaryClass = {math.PR}, collections = {Easily explained,Probability and statistics,The act of doing maths} }