The umbral transfer-matrix method. I: Foundations. In this paper the author lays the foundation for the umbral transfer-matrix method based on G. C. Rota’s realization of an umbra, merely a linear functional on a vector space of formal power series. It appears to be the first in a series of papers to be written by the author aiming to show how Rota’s concept blended with the transfer-matrix method could be gainfully employed to compute generating functions for many difficult problems dealing with counting combinatorial objects.

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  1. Bernardi, Olivier; Bousquet-Mélou, Mireille: Counting coloured planar maps: differential equations (2017)
  2. Chen, Joanna N.; Li, Shouxiao: A new bijective proof of Babson and Steingrímsson’s conjecture (2017)
  3. Baxter, Andrew; Nakamura, Brian; Zeilberger, Doron: Automatic generation of theorems and proofs on enumerating consecutive-Wilf classes (2013)
  4. Bousquet-Mélou, Mireille: Counting planar maps, coloured or uncoloured (2011)
  5. Bousquet-Mélou, Mireille; Claesson, Anders; Dukes, Mark; Kitaev, Sergey: (2+2)-free posets, ascent sequences and pattern avoiding permutations (2010)
  6. Bernardi, Olivier: On triangulations with high vertex degree (2008)
  7. Ekhad, Shalosh B.; Zeilberger, Doron: Using Rota’s Umbral calculus to enumerate Stanley’s $P$-partitions (2008)
  8. Petrullo, P.; Senato, D.: An instance of umbral methods in representation theory: the parking function module (2008)
  9. Bousquet-Mélou, Mireille; Jehanne, Arnaud: Polynomial equations with one catalytic variable, algebraic series and map enumeration (2006)
  10. Bousquet-Mélou, Mireille: Algebraic generating functions in enumerative combinatorics and context-free languages (2005)
  11. Bousquet-Mélou, M.; Rechnitzer, A.: The site-perimeter of bargraphs (2003)
  12. Zeilberger, Doron: The umbral transfer-matrix method. III: Counting animals (2001)
  13. Zeilberger, Doron: The umbral transfer-matrix method. IV: Counting self-avoiding polygons and walks (2001)
  14. Zeilberger, Doron: The umbral transfer-matrix method. I: Foundations (2000)