[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: While directed site-animals have been solved on several lattices, directed bond-animals remain unsolved on any non-trivial lattice. In this paper we demonstrate that the anisotropic generating function of directed bond-animals on the square lattice is fundamentally different from that of directed site-animals in that it is not differentiably finite. We also extend this result to directed bond-animals on hypercubic lattices. This indicates that directed bond-animals are unlikely to be solved by similar methods to those used in the solution of directed site-animals. It also implies that a solution cannot by conjectured using computer packages such as GFUN or differential approximants.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We prove that the anisotropic generating function of self-avoiding polygons is not a D-finite function - proving a conjecture of Guttmann and Enting. This result is also generalised to self-avoiding polygons on hypercubic lattices. Using the haruspicy techniques developed in an earlier paper we are also prove the form of the coefficients of the anisotropic generating function, which was first conjectured by Guttmann and Enting.