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This community policy about open source applications written in Mathematica

I'm moving from programming middle sized application, intended for personal use and very specifics needs, to broader projects that can result useful for a generic user. I would like to release them as ...
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The positioning of Mathematica or Wolfram Language

I only work from time to time with Mathematica so sometimes I notice I am behind in version or the latest news. The Mathematica programming language is now called Wolfram Language (WL), right? Is ...
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Canonical Q&A needed? function evaluation before plotting

The need to move as much computation as possible outside of the Plot loop is one that comes up again and again, perhaps most recently in Why is this 2D plot so slow? I think we need a canonical Q&...
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comments to a contributor of an answer

How is it possible to alert a contributor of an answer of your post that you have answered to him ? In other words, to put his name in color in comments. I didn't find back the manipulation to this. ...
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Proposed removal of minor tags: set, rotate, interactivity, conditioned, image-filtering

set presently has 13 questions. Reviewing them it seems about half of them should have been marked with assignment, variable-definitions, or perhaps function-construction, and the rest likely mean it ...
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What did I do wrong?

I get the following information when I tried to ask a new question: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. I've ...
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What to do about incorrect use of “webmathematica” tag?

The webmathematica tag is for questions about webMathematica. I noticed that recently new members keep adding this tag to questions unrelated to webMathematica, for no apparent reason. I just ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...
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How should “Alternatives to Mathematica” be tagged?

Alternatives to Mathematica had only the now-obsolete "big-list" tag on it. I replaced it with guidelines but that isn't really appropriate because it is not about guidelines for using Mathematica. ...
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Proposal: destroy the “big-list” tag

I noticed, not for the first time, that a question was marked "incorrectly" with the big-list tag, which has the description: Questions asking for a "big list" of examples, illustrations, etc. ...
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“Unclear” questions with accepted answers

I found this question on the main site: Map points on a square onto a Torus and there are probably more like it. The question was closed for being unclear, however it has an upvoted answer which was ...
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How to post Mathematica code in StackExchange [duplicate]

How do I post Mathematica code in StackExchange properly? I read some instructions that told me I should copy the Mathematica code from the Mathematica notebook with Copy as > Plain text or Copy as ...
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How to teach Mathematica

Preface A few weeks back I asked in the chat whether other users had any experience preparing and teaching a class/lab on Mathematica as general programming and problem solving tool. I received but ...
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Standard presentation of the SE community

From time to time, some of us that are not affiliated with WRI, are invited (by WRI) to give a small presentation here and there (colleges, institutes, etc.), on the way we use their products, or to ...
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Help with formatting posts

I noticed that sometimes someone is editing my posts with better formatting. I would like to learn how to do certain things so that others can save time not editing my posts. Are there instructions ...
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“Mathematica can't solve this” as a reason for closing a question

What should we do with questions which essentially boil down to one of the following: Mathematica can't Solve/Reduce/Integrate some expression Mathematica returns my input expression unevaluated ...
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Best blog to upload mathematica .nb and CDF files

What blog hosting websites are good and conducive to uploading mathematica notebook files? e.g. blogger, wordpress, google+ etc. I will be applying to PhD programs in the near future, and I would ...
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wstp and mathlink tags should be synonym of the same thing

We have a mathlink tag and a wstp tag. They are two names for the very same thing. Thus I think that the two tags should be synonyms. One question is: what should be the name of the tag that ...
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Tag proposal: topics about very similar functions

I feel that for every new user (but not limited to them, very often I feel the same) the flood of functions is a cursed blessing. "It's great I can extract part of the matrix in 20 different ways, ...
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How to motivate new users to upvote/acccept answers and complete the discussion after their issue is solved?

I am new to Mathematica.SE. There are few things I have observed recently. I will try to lay them down with regard to this example. The question was not formatted. Another user spent considerable ...
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How to deal with questions that take excessive research effort on behalf of the answerer just to understand it?

Many times I stumble upon well-formatted and perhaps even clearly written questions. Sometimes it is even the asker, that did everything properly from the start, and not a moderator, that corrected ...
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Should we ask for tag warnings?

In this post, it is mentioned that SE has recently introduced "tag warnings" in SO, which are meant to alert users about things they should be doing in the course of adding tags to their question. ...
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Room description of the main chat room

Should we have a more descriptive text in the text area designed for the description of our main chat room? And if so, what should it be? Here is picture of the situation now. I have included the ...
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Can we get more people in ##mathematica (the irc channel) on freenode?

It's like the only popular language's channel that is just totally dead... It would be great to have it be more populated for general low-level questions that would be clutter on SE, and also would ...
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Why is there no tag for Wolfram Development Platform? [duplicate]

Why is there no tag for Wolfram Development Platform?
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Should I also notify Wolfram about a feature request?

I've just posted a feature request (More efficient method to compute moments of the Johnson $S_B$ distribution). What is the practice, is it usually considered enough or for efficiency I should also ...
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Can I ask “naive” questions and answer it for my future reference?

For example, I want to post an answer of the question: "how to read from a file, skip header, plot it and fit it to a curve?" The answer can already be found as separate answers in this forum. However,...
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Post WTC2015 workshop on WL, data, cloud, STEM // Chicago

After WTC, if there's sufficient interest, I'd like to host a 1/2-day or 1-day independent workshop: >> WL for data, cloud enablers and emerging business models << at this nice Lincon Park, ...
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Wolfram Tech Conference 2015

About that time of the year. I'm going for the first time this year. Anybody else going, and would there be any interest in an SE-meetup?
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how to paste codes and expressions from mathematica to forum (here) [duplicate]

can anyone tell me how to copy expressions from mathematica and paste them here, without any change. so that you can exactly see what is in my mathematica window... i've trouble asking question here.....
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Deleting useless or argumentative responses

I posted a Question this morning and promptly received responses from two users who had not understood the Question at all. I wasted some time trying to rewrite it for them, but to no avail. I had ...
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How to deal with questions that are basically duplicates of the Pitfalls thread but that have excellent answers anyway?

I'm thinking in particular of this very recent question, where the OP has constructed a For loop that actually solves their problem, except that instead of using AppendTo, they are using Append, and ...
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Tag Synonym: Wolfram Programming Cloud

Wolfram Programming Cloud is now Wolfram Development Platform, see for example Wolfram Cloud. Who can add this synonym to the Wolfram Programming Cloud tag?
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How to paste an open PopupMenu into answer?

I have been using SE Tools to paste graphics into answers. I would like to paste an open PopupMenu into an answer. However I can't seem to do it using SE Uploader. I see it in other people's ...
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A curiosity about self-censorship

This morning I glanced on MMA SE and found a question titled "How to remove a watermark" were a user asked - well you might have guessed - how to remove a watermark from a picture. I tried to find ...
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12% unanswered: proposal for a possible [partial] solution

We still have trouble with unanswered questions, as has been discussed previously. At the moment, the total is 3257 unanswered out of 27476 total questions, or nearly 12%. Regardless of what we do, ...
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Does anyone know of another site where people share their MMA development practices and MMA gui building practices?

I am relatively new here. So first - a big thank you to all the posters on MMA SE I have learned from so far. I added a question to Mathematica StackExchange in the hopes of starting a "best ...
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How do I ask this question in a good way?

I have the following Mathematica result under the assumption that {ax, bx, px, ay, by, py} \[Element] Reals: ConditionalExpression[-(( ay/Sqrt[(ax - px)^2 + (ay - py)^2] - by/ Sqrt[(bx - px)^2 + ...
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Font Support Online M

It's kinda of tricky to get the following equation into the stackexchange site but is there a way to support the Mathematica font(or some equivalent) online? For example the Integrate symbol doesn't ...
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“Solutions” vs. “Workarounds”

A significant portion of answers on this site consist actually of a method for avoiding the undesired behavior. One of many many examples: Wrong numerical value while exporting to a JSON string ...
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Markdown broken [duplicate]

What is wrong with the markdown prettifier here? opts = { "$dollar$" :> "$", "$percent$" :> "%", }; Just to clarify the issue only appears on mathematica.stackexchange like it does ...
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Can no longer write Chinese characters in posts. Why?

I tried to include Chinese characters in a post today, to illustrate something about Unicode strings. The system didn't allow me to submit the post. I got this: Why is this restriction in place? ...
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Protocol - Is it OK to write a long Comment as an Answer?

Comment space is very short. Sometimes I have a very long comment where I would like to have the same capabilities as are available for Answers (e.g., paste long lists, show code, figures, ...) in ...
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Posted a question, then finshed registering. But the questions is not mine

I posted a question on this website (https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions?page=2&sort=newest), and then I completed the registration afterwards from the email that was sent. However, ...
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Migrate a question from StackOverflow to mathematica.stackexchange.com

I have a question, which I posted at StackOverflow in February 2012 before the Mathematica site launched (or at least before I knew about its existence). It's gotten: a slew of up votes from the ...
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What is Mathematica?

I thought it is a site for mathematics, but just now came through another site. What is the difference by the way? I am new here. Thanks.
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What's the basis for the claim that having an answer requiring advice from a professional makes a question off-topic?

Especially given AFAICT professionals are welcome to answer on this site. The example below says "If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question." ...
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What should the system tag be about?

I appreciate @dionys's recent assiduousness in creating tag wikis. But recently one for the system tag came through the review queue that I voted to reject. The reason was that it seemed inaccurate ...
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Where is the record of the agreement referred to here?

"don't use the platform name as tag unless you are sure the platform plays a role" EDIT: "If you own different platforms you can do the experimentation wrt system specificity yourself; if not, wait ...
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Wouldn't it be nice if 'duplicate' didn't falsely claim 'duplicate'? [closed]

re: How may I avoid ParametricPlot3D clipping? "This question already has an answer here" True, and useful. "marked as duplicate by Mr.Wizard♦ 4 hours ago" It is not a duplicate. "This question ...

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