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A defect in the first_terms function in the OEIS module

oeis(17).first_terms(12)

throws the

TypeError: You found a sign inconsistency, please contact OEIS

The sequence A000017 is 'dead', what means it has errors in the data and was replaced by another version. It is policy of the OEIS to keep such sequences so they can be found in the case they are referenced in the literature.

I think the OEIS functions should simply ignore sequences with the keyword 'dead'. At least they should not attempt to return terms of these sequences.

A defect in the first_terms function in the OEIS module

oeis(17).first_terms(12)

throws the

TypeError: You found a sign inconsistency, please contact OEIS

The sequence A000017 is 'dead', what means it has errors in the data and was replaced by another version. It is policy of the OEIS to keep such sequences so they can be found in the case they are referenced in the literature.

I think the OEIS functions should simply ignore sequences with the keyword 'dead'. At least they should not attempt to return terms of these sequences.