Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
0answers
71 views

MSE Cloud account / Migrating Tutorials to the Cloud

So the common pitfalls question recently floated back up the top of the question list and in looking through it I was struck by how useful it would be to have a lot of this in the cloud so people ...
14
votes
0answers
172 views

The advisability of answering interesting questions for less-than-helpful users

So last night I allowed myself to get sucked into answering a somewhat involved question where the user was neither particularly helpful nor clear about what they wanted, and hence the question ...
6
votes
1answer
73 views

Creating tag synonyms for a new tag

Yesterday a new tag position was created. There are lots of position-related problems on the site, but all of them just used list-manipulation. So I think such tag is not necessary. However, when I ...
10
votes
3answers
158 views

The image link is forcible to be Https://

The Mathematica.SE have some change recently,The image link is forcible to be Https://,but my figure bed give a Http://.This maybe happen on 2017/3/8.When I upload it by ![](http://o8aucf9ny.bkt....
14
votes
1answer
131 views

Are questions about Mathematica packages on topic?

An issue has arisen in the main section, where the following question about a Mathematica package: step-by-step calculation done by TransformProduct ... has been voted as off-topic for the following ...
5
votes
2answers
184 views

New tags for AceGen and AceFEM packages?

I am a user of AceGen/AceFEM packages and currently there is no place where I could ask questions about them. I think there are some other users around and recently there was even a conference ...
9
votes
3answers
105 views

Dollar signs and links

The following Markdown code is mis-typeset on the main site: [`$MachineEpsilon`](http://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/$MachineEpsilon.html), $\epsilon$ is $2^{-52}$. The key conditions seem to ...
2
votes
0answers
54 views

Should I change the tag of a question to fit its answer? [duplicate]

This question have nothing to do with tag graphs-and-networks.But the nike's answer or mine make it can related with Graph and Networks.In such case,can I add a graphs-and-networks for it?
15
votes
1answer
147 views

Should there be a fitting canonical question?

There seems to be a large number of questions surrounding the fitting of functions to data sets. Many of these have the same problems with invalid starting values, missing x-values, insufficient ...
8
votes
1answer
145 views

“Bumped to the homepage by Community”

I see that questions with no accepted answer or no answer are "bumped to the homepage by Community". I have a few questions about this, Is this because there is no accepted answer or no answer? Does ...
23
votes
0answers
267 views

2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Mathematica's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering, ...
11
votes
1answer
88 views

Retroactively adding new tags to questions

I added a new tag today on one of my questions, based on the subject matter ("ecology", similar to the "physics" and "chemistry" tags that already exist). I'm considering adding this tag to previous ...
17
votes
0answers
149 views

Canonical question needed: simplification via user definitions

Daniel Lichtblau generously offered to lend his expert attention to the spectrum of problems linked from this Q&A: Can I simplify an expression into form which uses my own definitions? The full ...
19
votes
19answers
564 views

Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
2
votes
0answers
88 views

2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
17
votes
2answers
680 views

2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
10
votes
3answers
397 views

2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Mathematica Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election starting next week, January 30th. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. This will be an ...
13
votes
4answers
223 views

Should we cull content in community wiki omnibus Q&A's?

I fear that omnibus Q&A's (is there an accepted term for these?) like What are the most common pitfalls awaiting new users? and Where can I find examples of good Mathematica programming practice? ...
11
votes
0answers
275 views

Recent multiple user deletion & suspension

Today I got a -190 rep change due to a "user was removed" occurence. While sad, it doesn't bother me that much. However, I observed strange circumstances. It wasn't one user that was removed but ...
6
votes
1answer
261 views

Mathematica SE statistics

I have an API connection to stack exchange (and implicitly the Mathematica stack exchange) which I use in day-to-day Mathematica usage, but which I've recently been using for things like calculating ...
8
votes
1answer
92 views

Is there any benefit in getting a `Tag Badges`?

Is there any benefit in getting a Tag Badges? Or is simply to motivate the user to win it?
13
votes
3answers
205 views

Download questions or chats for offline reading

Is it allowed to download mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions or chats for offline reading? If so, how could that be done automatically with Mathematica code?
13
votes
2answers
217 views

Should indicating the version of MMA be compulsory?

There was this question where several (and clever) answers were given. But afterwards the OP clarified "I am using Mathematica 7 and these options don't seem to work", making most of them not valid (...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

how to input gray background and hyperlink?

I saw that people can input code with gray background and include hyperlinks in their answers and comment, for example, the answers from the following link give a good example How to remove redundant ...
10
votes
3answers
264 views

What are reasonable ways to suggest to certain individuals not to make dozens of minor edits at nearly the same time?

When someone "fixes" the Greek characters or changes the tense of a verb with no substantive change in the question or answer, that question shows up at the top of the list. That bumps good and ...
9
votes
1answer
199 views

Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Mathematica

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
29
votes
4answers
301 views

Suggested change to “Ask Question” page for new users

This is the page first-time posters see: On the right it says, Is your question about Mathematica? Can we change this to the following? Is your question about Wolfram Mathematica? Or maybe ...
11
votes
1answer
344 views

Why does Mathematica have a separate StackExchange site and isn't a part of StackOverflow?

The quesion has been haunting me for a long time. StackOverflow is a general service for many different programming languages. Mathematica is just one among those programming languages. Why was the ...
8
votes
2answers
230 views

How to share files in Stack Exchange

Background: It is troublesome to upload some files to Stack exchange. A possibility is to give some Google Drive or Dropbox URL but it maybe unaccessible to some people. Using the SE Uploader gives ...
13
votes
0answers
640 views

Wolfram Tech Conference 2016

Are there many SE members going to WTC this year? Should we schedule a meeting, coffee or a dedicated table for dinner?
15
votes
1answer
202 views

Tags for third-party packages

The packages tag seems to have originally meant to be used for questions about package development, or general questions about using packages (e.g. how to install a package?) I noticed that it is ...
2
votes
2answers
88 views

Answers on off topic questions [duplicate]

I've recently seen an uptick in answers to questions that will likely be closed due to simple mistake/easily found in documentation, even when a comment answer has already been given and the question ...
3
votes
2answers
163 views

Tags related to Testing & Verification

Currently there is the unit-tests tag with munit as a synonym. There are also the tags testing-framework, verificationtest, and testreport, which don't have a usage guidance or tag wiki. In my ...
3
votes
0answers
115 views

Does a “Mathematica Stack Exchange Package” exist that collects useful idioms as identified on MSE?

I've been browsing MSE for a few weeks now. Every day, I find a useful snippet from which I learn something new, understand something better, or become aware of just how much I do not know. It ...
14
votes
1answer
233 views

Header/Footer for serious bugs

According to John Fultz [...] if you want to influence WRI's priorities, the way to do so is to find other folks who have similar concerns and make yourself heard through the Support team. [...] ...
8
votes
0answers
136 views

How to write the bug banner for different bugfix versions?

The bug mentioned in these two related questions (94496) and (113527) seems to be fixed in different versions. On Windows, the bugfix version is 11.0.0. On MacOS, reading the comments, it is 10.4.0. ...
1
vote
0answers
82 views

Typing Mathematica code [duplicate]

When I posted the piece of code : FourierTransform[u[x,y]+v[x,y],y,q], I got an answer advising me to improve the typeset of the code. How can I type a Mathematica code while I'm posting a question ...
1
vote
0answers
59 views

How do I copy and paste from text cell to StackExchange to keep textbook formatted notation?

I use Mathematica to create notebooks that include "text" cells only. I use them to create textbook formatted mathematical notation. Occasionally I use the Stack Exchange Mathematics forum to ask ...
8
votes
0answers
144 views

How to cite/reference code from Mathematica.StackExchange contributors, e.g. in a package I write?

I think the title is self explanatory, but I will try to qualify the question with the following addition i.e. do I need to include in my package(s) a reference to an appropriate license along with ...
0
votes
0answers
115 views

Cool Way to Show Matrix Output in Mathematica Stack Exchange

This is not really a question, but I thought I would share what I just learned as some folks might find it helpful when entering questions involving matrices in StackExchange. Try: Clear[a, b, c, d] ...
7
votes
3answers
246 views

Mathematica.Stackexchange Themes - Show your styles!

Mathematica.Stackexchange only has one default theme and the preferences setting options are very limited. However, as any website, its appearance can be modified by altering its CSS in the browser. ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Community wiki about bugs in graph related functions?

It seems that there's a lot of bugs in graph related functions, and I think it's necessary to have a wiki post that makes clear all the problems inside them. Should we have something like this? ...
11
votes
2answers
120 views

Copy to and from comment

I copied a working piece of code to the comment under one of recent questions: Histogram[ RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[0, 1], 200], LabelingFunction -> (Placed[NumberForm[#, {\[Infinity], ...
21
votes
0answers
148 views

Canonical Q&A needed: Assumptions with patterns

As I just discovered while gathering Related links this question comes up again and again in one form or another: Assumptions on unknown functions Simplify equations with pattern assumptions Simplify ...
3
votes
0answers
53 views

Are August monthly reputations points incorrect for some users?

I just took a look at the Users > Reputation > Monthly page and it looks messed up to me. Some users are showing their August monthly reputation as they should but others seem to be showing their ...
4
votes
1answer
129 views

Is it possible to have an old question appear as a new question?

I have an issue that is similar to one discussed in a question a long time ago. An answer to this question could also answer my question, however it was not answered such that it solved my problem. ...
31
votes
2answers
384 views

Should we have a Github Organization?

BoolEval, BVH Importer and NelderMeadMinimize are examples of packages that started out as answers here on this site, and I think that a lot more of the code here is or could be made reusable. I ...
5
votes
1answer
40 views

Tags unit-tests, MUnit

I suggest making unit-tests synonymous with munit, with unit-tests being the primary. I can't suggest this through the regular way because I don't have enough rep in the tag. I don't know if there is ...
12
votes
1answer
147 views

What is a good way to make sample data points available in a question?

I am going to ask a question on plotting/fitting a lot of data points. It is hard to generate a "fake" data set to illustrate my problem. However, the data points I have are too many for direct ...
18
votes
0answers
258 views

Stack Overflow Documentation - should we get in on this?

A recent announcement on SO introduces the idea of user-contributed documentation. Altho the Mathematica documentation is quite long, it has been said at various points that it could certainly be ...