[thelist] freeware/open-source number pattern?

Svend Tofte svend at svendtofte.com
Mon Sep 1 10:11:59 CDT 2008

2008/8/29 Dan Stockton <prosayist at inbox.com>:
> Does anybody know of a freeware/open-source program into which a user
> can input a list of numbers and find a pattern?
> For a (simple) example:
> input:
> 0.7:1.4,1:2,2:4,6:12,5:10,24:48,125.3:250.6
> output:
> [first number times two equals second number]

Never heard of a commercial program/algorithm which did this either.
Being handed a bunch of numbers, and figuring out what relation, if
any, exists don't seem very feasible, except possible for some sort of
expert system, with patterns pre-programmed.


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