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OEIS cpan:TOBS last updated on 2019-08-11



OEIS - Look up sequences on the On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences®


``` perl6 use OEIS;

say OEIS::lookup 1, 1, * + * ... *;

= OEIS A000045 «Fibonacci numbers: F(n) = F(n-1) + F(n-2) with F(0) = 0 and F(1) = 1.»

say OEIS::lookup(1, 2, 4 ... ∞).mathematica.head;

= Table[2^n, {n, 0, 50}]

Notice that only some terms of the Seq are evaluated!

with OEIS::lookup-all(1, 1, * + * ... ).grep( !~~ OEIS::easy).head { say .gist; #= OEIS A290689 «Number of transitive rooted trees with n nodes.» say .sequence; #= [1 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 88 143 229 370 592 955 1527 2457 3929] }


This module provides an interface to the [On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences® (OEIS®)](, a web database of integer sequences. Stick an array or Seq into the `OEIS::lookup` routine and get back the most relevant result that OEIS finds, as an instance of [OEIS::Entry](OEIS::Entry). With the `:all` adverb or as the `OEIS::lookup-all` method, it returns a lazy Seq of all results. Sequences can also be looked up by their IDs. See below for details.

sub fetch

``` perl6
multi fetch (Int $ID, :$type = 'A')
multi fetch (Str $ID where { … })
multi fetch (Seq $seq)
multi fetch (*@partial-seq)

Searches for a sequence identified by

and returns all result pages in OEIS's internal text format as a lazy Seq.

This is a very low-level method. See OEIS::lookup for a more convenient interface.

sub chop-records

``` perl6 multi chop-records (Seq \pages) multi chop-records (Str $page)

Takes a single page in OEIS' internal format, or a Seq of them (the return value of [OEIS::fetch](OEIS::fetch)), and returns a Seq of all OEIS records contained in them, as multiline strings.

You will only need this sub if you get pages from a source that isn't [OEIS::fetch](OEIS::fetch), e.g. from a cache on disk, or if you want the textual records instead of [OEIS::Entry](OEIS::Entry) objects.

For a more convenient interface, see [OEIS::lookup](OEIS::lookup).

sub lookup

``` perl6
sub lookup (:$all = False, |c)

This high-level sub calls OEIS::fetch with the captured arguments |c, followed by OEIS::chop-records and then creates for each record an OEIS::Entry object. Naturally, all search features of OEIS::fetch are supported.

By default only the first record is returned. This is the one that OEIS deems most relevant to the search. If the named argument $all is True, all records are returned as a lazy Seq.

If no result was found, the Seq is empty. Note that a too general query leads to "too many results, please narrow search" error from the OEIS. For other possible errors, see X::OEIS.

sub lookup-all

perl6 sub lookup-all (|c)

This sub is equivalent to lookup(:all, |c). It exists because when you write a Seq directly into the lookup call, the :all adverb is swallowed into the Seq by the comma operator, unless the Seq is parenthesized, which you may want to avoid having to do.



Tobias Boege [email protected]


Copyright 2018/9 Tobias Boege

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.