OEIS format for decimal representation of constants
The value of the constant encoded as a sequence of decimal digits is:
Generally, the offset is the number of digits before the decimal point:
But if the number of initial zeros would be too large to reasonably include, it can be encoded as a negative offset, as A143531, which has offset -14827:
- 1, 8, 2, 8, 6, 4, 3, 2, ...
If the number of initial zeros is too large (in absolute value) to be recorded as the offset at all, like A160106, give the offset as 1 and record the proper offset (if possible) as a comment.
- Cf. Talk:OEIS format for decimal representation of constants#Offset for the following:
16.789 has offset 2 1.67 has offset 1 .678 has offset 0 .0678 has offset -1 .00678 has offset -2
According to these above examples, we could have
but we don't because the initial 0's are included in those sequences.