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Separating algorithmic optimizations from implementation optimizations, how to best ask these questions on MMA SE?

Consider a really cool computational problem (project euler problems are the perfect candidates). To solve this problem, naive brute force won't work. There are two paths here. I can keep the ...
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Broken links to documentation tutorials

Wolfram with V12 is rewriting and updating (or perhaps has finished) the documentation. Part of the process involves combining several short, related tutorials into a single "Tech Note." ...
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Are 3rd party tools an acceptable component of a Mathematica SE solution?

I am about to post an "Answer your own question" question in the Mathematica SE in response to a previously posted question whose answers all concluded that 'it isn't possible'. 'It' is ...
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Soliciting opinions to specify an open source WL-like language

This question from 2013 asks whether m.se is appropriate forum to discuss languages similar to WL. One mentioned, mathics, doesn't seem to be around anymnore, or at least page is unresponsive. I have ...
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Can anyone suggest a way that I can formaly acknowlge users in a piece of accademic work?

Over the years I have learnt a great deal from MM SE, in fact I think it has one of the best communities I have experienced out of the ones I have used/lurked on. Several regular and experienced users,...
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What to do with the [localization] tag?

The localization tag has 22 questions on a mish-mash of topics. Mostly it's about scoping (we have scoping), but some are about language issues. This thread is to solicit opinions on what we should ...
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Should we make [error] tag as a synonym of [warning-messages] tag?

The word error is misleading. In many cases, the message of Mathematica only suggests that something may be wrong. Will it be better to rename it as warning-messages, which is also the terminology ...
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what is ipfs-sec.stackexchange.cloudflare-ipfs.com? google keeps sending me to it when I search for Mathematica questions

To find something in MSE (Mathematica stackexchange), I normally use google. Recently, I keep getting top hits all from site ipfs-sec.stackexchange.cloudflare-ipfs.com It seems like a duplicate of MSE....
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is there a way to remind someone posting a question to mark the version number in the question?

Is there a way to remind someone posting a question to mark the version number in the question? it is getting tiring to have to ask each time what version number they are using. At the Maple own ...
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how to improve image quality for the SEUploader?

I noticed SEUploader images are not good when copied over to stackexchange forum. I do not know if this is the effect of latest changes done at stackexchange server or what (we had problem with ...
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Modern Mathematica vs Wolfram One: Where are they going

I've been working with Mathematica Online now for a number of years and have been very happy with it. Now as a volunteer for a data science for social good project its performance is falling a bit ...
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newsletter is not received

I do not know whether we should ask this question here, so sorry if it is not relevant. But this is a problem for me. I have received Mathematica Stack Exchange Newsletter on Tuesday every week. But ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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How to view the total number of Posts and the top 100 users with the highest points in the MMA section of stackexchange

Since I am a new user of stackexchange learning community, I want to find the top 100 users with the highest points (Community Ranking) in the MMA section of stackexchange to learn their published ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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The form of math input in stack exchange

what's the error I got here? why it is wrong? How should I make this right for post?
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How do I transfer the results of a computation from a notebook into a Mathematica.SE question? [duplicate]

i have establish the ODE model and in order to simplify the question,I just want to put the ODE, but when I get the ODE from mma, how can I paste it to mse? codes are as this G = m*g; d1 = (m)/(rho*...
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Consensus on a bug

In Why does this stiff BVP return unevaluated but a similar IVP produce a solution?, I addressed a somewhat common problem with NDSolve, namely that when the shooting method fails due to stiffness or ...
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Meet at WTC 2019 (Wolfram Technology Conference)?

@kickert posted an answer here but I think it should be a separate question. Anyone attending the Wolfram Technology Conference in Champaign? Perhaps a meet up?
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appropriate credit for using a code posted on stackexchange

I have a more general question regarding StackExchange (Sorry if this is not the right place to post such a "meta-question"): When I use a code posted here for, lets say, doing some research and I ...
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Should duplicates be closed any more?

Nearly every day, I see a question I suspect of being a duplicate. Sometimes I find a dupe, sometimes not. Common problems are so familiar to many of us that we know whether a given question has ...
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Unilateral vote by moderator

Re Why can I write 2x as alternative to 2 x?. Looking at the timeline we can see that it was closed as primarily opinion-based and then edited. It entered the reopen queue, where the two users that ...
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What happened to the idea of implementing a community blog?

I wonder what happened to the idea of our own community blog. Several volunteers had agreed to provide good content. The discussion was promising, and I wonder if anything had come out of it because ...
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Answering own question as promotion for commercial products?

My question is mainly inspired by the question about Mathematica as LaTeX editor that judging by the vote counts has been somehow controversial. We already have a guide on promotion titled "How to ...
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Suggestions for “Open Bugs” database software for Wolfram Language / Mathematica issues?

Earlier this year there have been discussions about the creation of an "Open Bugs" database for the Wolfram Language / Mathematica. For example, this was discussed one or more times during one of ...
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About the MathWorld tag

A spurious question today, now gone, was tagged mathworld, which led me to look into the tag. It had only one question, and I considered removing the tag from the question. The question was about ...
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Do I need to re-report a bug?

A while ago, I reported a bug in Mathematica and I got an official response which confirmed its existence and promised to take care of it. Now that the new version of Mathematica (12.0) has been ...
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Optimal design for simple documentation of user defined functions

I find myself never writing documentation. This isn't because the tools don't exist, but rather because writing full-fledged Mathematica documentation is tedious with linking, example writing, ...
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Gauging community interest and feedback on packages

I have developed a package that I think might be of general interest to a wide range of Mathematica users, and could lower the barrier to attracting new users. I am not certain that it is at the stage ...
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Are feature requests allowed?

I wonder whether feature requests for the Mathematica system are allowed on the main site or on the meta site?
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New Site Logo: Final versions

Important for StackExchange staff! We were approached by Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, through one of his employees who is a regular user here. He asked if our community can consider ...
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Site Logo Text: Mathematica and XXX. Which wording exactly?

It's safe to say that after quite a discussion, the general consensus is that we should add "Wolfram Language" as sub-text to our header image. Now, the question is what exactly should we put there. I ...
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Ask the Community: Should we add “Wolfram Language” to our site's header image?

Voting is now taking place in the following Q&A to determine which header image to use: Site Logo Text: Mathematica and XXX. Which wording exactly? Recently, Arnoud asked in our chat if it is ...
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Content of two site help pages: writing a good question vs. on-topic content

I have noticed lately quite a few questions from new users that are unfortunately unanswerable because they do not contain enough detail, or code, or data. Rather than re-hashing the usual comments ("...
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Cool Project Ideas

I like to have at least one side project going at all times and often get bored with one and would like to play with another. Sometimes I find myself (as now) unable to come up with an inspiring, ...
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Linting - Code analysis for bugs, errors and style issues in the Wolfram Language

I'm not sure we already have something similar, but I'm working on more code inspections for the IntelliJ plugin and it's always a good idea to ask the community. Since it doesn't really fit on main, ...
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Pitfalls post about `NumberForm`, `MatrixForm`, etc

I was looking for a duplicate post for this question today, and I figured there must be an answer in the Pitfalls post about the issues that come up with using functions like NumberForm and MatrixForm ...
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Do we have a canonical answer for “Why doesn't b=a; f[a_]:=b; f[1] return 1”?

There exist many related posts, but has it ever been explained in a clear and detailed enough way? Notice a variant of the question in title is Why doesn't lst = {a, b, c}; Thread[Unevaluated@f[lst]] ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Should tags Precision and Accuracy be merged?

I understand that conceptually precision and accuracy are quite distinct, but pragmatically tags precision and accuracy appear to be redundant: precision Questions dealing with the relative ...
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Finding duplicates

People often ask me*, "Kuba how come you can so quickly find duplicates? It appears tough in this syntax rich environment." If a question feels like a duplicate or a one that is already answered, it ...
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Dividing one thread into two

I asked a question that ended up having two separate parts, and managed to obtain (with the subsequent help of Wolfram Technical Support) answers to both: Combining pure functions containing compound ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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What would be a best soft to write a Mathematica&Mathematics based book?

Dear Community members, I am playing with the idea of writing a textbook, and I am asking for advice of those who have done such work. The question is about the technical side. I have seen a couple ...
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Where is the Search engine on the new StackExchange Mathematica site?

In the new site, I cannot find the search machine. Where is it?
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Always wrong about distributions

There is a certain user, let's call them A., that has the tendency to comment on every post that mentions Schwartz distributions, usually accompanied by a downvote. These comments are completely ...
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Review and discussion of our new design

We have a new design for our site and it should be rolled out to everyone soon. There are still things that could be tweaked, but in general, I like it very much. This post is to discuss the things ...
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Place to collect the most egregious bugs, flaws and deficiencies of Mathematica?

I have on several occasions used this site to report bugs or flaws with Mathematica, usually when a newer version does something worse than an older version. Inevitably it is met with attitude that "...
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Mitigating the damage from the new site theme

The new site theme rollout may not be everyone's cup of tea. It's certainly not mine. What strategies are there for getting a cleaner site layout which focuses on what we care about?
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Mathematica updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...

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