# Mathematician:Neil James Alexander Sloane

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## Mathematician

British mathematician whose major contributions are in the fields of combinatorics, error-correcting codes, and sphere packing.

Best known for being the creator and maintainer of the On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS).

## Nationality

British-American

## History

- Born: October 10, 1939 in Beaumaris, Wales

## Theorems and Definitions

- Reeds-Sloane Algorithm (with J.A. Reeds)

## Publications

- 1973:
*The persistence of a number*(*J. Recreational Math.***Vol. 6**: pp. 97 – 98)

- 1995:
*The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences*(with Simon Plouffe)