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How to use the programs

  1. Prepare a message with a line of the form
    lookup 1 1 5 61 1385 50521 2702765
    in it (obviously change the sequence to the one you want to look up).
  2. Send the message to for the simple look-up service. In this case, omit the initial terms, and omit all minus signs. Separate the entries in the sequence with spaces, not commas. This simply looks up sequences in the Encyclopedia. The answer frequently comes back within minutes.
  3. Send the message to for a more `enthusiastic' attempt to identify your sequence. This time, include the initial terms, and the minus signs. If possible, give from 10 to 20 terms. This program tries over 100 transformations in an attempt to match the given sequence with ones in the Encyclopedia.