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  1. Bevan, David; Homberger, Cheyne; Tenner, Bridget Eileen: Prolific permutations and permuted packings: downsets containing many large patterns (2018)
  2. Castro, Francis N.; González, Oscar E.; Medina, Luis A.: Generalized exponential sums and the power of computers (2018)
  3. Alkauskas, Giedrius: The modular group and words in its two generators (2017)
  4. Amburg, Ilya; Dasaratha, Krishna; Flapan, Laure; Garrity, Thomas; Lee, Chansoo; Mihaila, Cornelia; Neumann-Chun, Nicholas; Peluse, Sarah; Stoffregen, Matthew: Stern sequences for a family of multidimensional continued fractions: TRIP-Stern sequences (2017)
  5. Amoud, Ammar; Bultel, Jean-Paul; Chouria, Ali; Luque, Jean-Gabriel; Mallet, Olivier: Word Bell polynomials (2017)
  6. Apagodu, Moa; Applegate, David; Sloane, N.J.A.; Zeilberger, Doron: Analysis of the gift exchange problem (2017)
  7. Balchin, Scott; Rust, Dan: Computations for symbolic substitutions (2017)
  8. Ballantine, Cristina; Merca, Mircea: New convolutions for the number of divisors (2017)
  9. Ballot, Christian: On functions expressible as words on a pair of Beatty sequences (2017)
  10. Baril, Jean-Luc; Kirgizov, Sergey; Vajnovszki, Vincent: Patterns in treeshelves (2017)
  11. Bašić, Bojan: The existence of $n$-flimsy numbers in a given base (2017)
  12. Bates, Larry; Gibson, Peter: A geometry where everything is better than nice (2017)
  13. Bayless, Jonathan; Kinlaw, Paul: Explicit bounds for the sum of reciprocals of pseudoprimes and Carmichael numbers (2017)
  14. Bean, Christian; Ulfarsson, Henning; Claesson, Anders: Enumerations of permutations simultaneously avoiding a vincular and a covincular pattern of length 3 (2017)
  15. Benoumhani, Moussa; Jaballah, Ali: Finite fuzzy topological spaces (2017)
  16. Benyahia-Tani, Nesrine; Bouroubi, Sadek; Kihel, Omar: An effective approach for integer partitions using exactly two distinct sizes of parts (2017)
  17. Bernardini, Matheus; Torres, Fernando: Counting numerical semigroups by genus and even gaps (2017)
  18. Bilgici, Göksal; Tokeşer, Ümit; Ünal, Zafer: Fibonacci and Lucas sedenions (2017)
  19. Billey, Sara C.; Konvalinka, Matjaž; Matsen, Frederick A. IV: On the enumeration of tanglegrams and tangled chains (2017)
  20. Blagouchine, Iaroslav V.: A note on some recent results for the Bernoulli numbers of the second kind (2017)

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