whereas unnormalized lexicographic ordering would order these sequences thus: #3, #5, #4, #1, #2.
As for any other part of the record, if there is no name given, the contribution (here: program) was written by the original submitter of the sequence.Sequence cross-references originated by the original submitter are usually denoted by "Cf."Except for new sequences, the "see also" field also includes information on the lexicographic order of the sequence (its "context") and provides links to sequences with close A numbers (A046967, A046968, A046969, A046971, A046972, A046973, in our example). The following table shows the context of our example sequence, A046970:Some keywords are mutually exclusive, namely: core and dumb, easy and hard, full and more, less and nice, and nonn and sign.The author(s) of the sequence is (are) the person(s) who submitted the sequence, even if the sequence has been known since ancient times. The name of the submitter(s) is given first name (spelled out in full), middle initial(s) (if applicable) and last name; this in contrast to the way names are written in the reference fields. The e-mail address of the submitter is also given before 2011, with the @ character replaced by "(AT)" with some exceptions such as for associate editors or if an e-mail address does not exist. Now it has been the policy for OEIS not to display e-mail addresses in sequences. For most sequences after A055000, the author field also includes the date the submitter sent in the sequence.Names of people who extended (added more terms to) the sequence or corrected terms of a sequence, followed by date of extension.
Plot of Sloane's Gap : number of occurrences (Y log scale) of each integer (X scale) in the OEIS database