Séminaire Lotharingien de Combinatoire, B31e (1993).
[Formerly: Publ. I.R.M.A. Strasbourg, 1987, 1994/021, p. 103-126.]

Arthur Randrianarivony and Jiang Zeng

Une famille de polynômes qui interpole plusieurs suites classiques de nombres

Abstract. We give a common polynomial extension of the Euler numbers, Genocchi numbers, Eulerian polynomials, and the recent median Euler numbers. We first study some general algebraic properties of these polynomials, which include the continued fraction expansion of its ordinary generating function, and by establishing the connection with a generating function of some staircases introduced by Dumont, we get several combinatorial interpretations of these polynomials and then several new combinatorial interpretations of the above classical numbers. Finally, we study also a similar extension of Springer numbers.

The paper has been finally published under the same title in Adv. Appl. Math. 17 (1996), 1-26.