Talk:Herbert Wilf

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Erdős number[edit]

Wilf is listed in Category:Erdős number 2, but the article says that he collaborated with Erdős. Which is it? NatusRoma | Talk 22:17, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Herbert Wilf/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

I never collaborated with Paul Erdos, so my Erdos number is 2, not 1. Once I asked him a question and he soon provided me with an answer, and said to me "Let's write it up as a joint paper." I said "But Paul, you did all the work, I just asked the question," and I declined the opportunity. He was a very generous person. H. Wilf, 11/1/2006

Last edited at 23:06, 1 November 2006 (UTC). Substituted at 17:49, 29 April 2016 (UTC)