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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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Is the wolfram-programming-cloud tag appropriate for a question that is specific to the WPC?

EDIT Preferred form of answer is "Yes/No, because...", rather than "Because..." :) Background: All my questions here arise from my use of WPC, and accordingly initially I tagged them wolfram-...
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What's behind false merging of duplicates such as here? [duplicate]

The alleged duplicates being What's behind false question characterisations such as this one? and https://mathematica.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1620/whats-behind-false-off-topic-charges-...
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What's behind false question characterisations such as this one?

Questions: How may I eliminate a gap appearing in a surface drawn with ParametricPlot3D? How may I avoid ParametricPlot3D clipping? Both have been characterised as off-topic on the grounds of ...
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Complex analysis tags

I recently became aware of the fact that we have these overlapping tags: complex complex-analysis The complex (211 questions) covers complex analysis as well as all aspects of complex numbers. The ...
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Handling questions and associated answers when question is fundamentally changed?

This question serves as an example: After several participants answered, the OP fundamentally changed the question, making all existing answers utterly irrelevant (i.e., none can even be adapted to ...
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Standard header for bugs-tagged posts, for easy searching

The consensus for handling posts about fixed bugs was to include a line stating in which version the bug went away. I would like to propose taking this one step further, and standardizing the header ...
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Mathematica SE Popularity

I saw this plot the other day and was amazed at how much of an outlier Mathematica is. Not necessarily in how little it is on GitHub, but how popular it is on the y-axis. Which got me wondering... ...
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No direct way to access the meta page from the main page

I don't see any link on the main Mathematica.SE page that leads directly to http://meta.mathematica.stackexchange.com. There is a panel in the top-right corner that links to "Hot Meta Posts", but this ...
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Tag cleanup: probability and statistics

Thanks to this question I became aware of the fact that we have (at least) these overlapping tags: probability probability-and-stats statistics Are "probability" and "statistics" sufficiently ...
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Should we discourage the use of Lenna?

Lenna is commonly used as an example placeholder image. I also recently used it in an answer on the site. However, as the user Lightness Races in Orbit pointed out, since Lenna is actually a Playboy ...
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being on-hold is not intentional

Besides, so many thanks to meta users and other users for their helps and guidance. But I think, some decisions discourage new users. I think, if any user or new user knows where is his/her mistakes, ...
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Reaching 40-Vote Limit Closes Some Queues, Not Others

Today, I used all forty of my allotted votes and then found that the First Posts and Late Answers queues were closed to me for the rest of the day. Why these two and not the other four?
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Tag reorganization needed: error; error-messages; messages

Despite the popularity of m_goldberg's proposal I have misgivings about eliminating the error tag by way of making it a synonym. I offer a counter-proposal in my own answer. Please vote it up or ...
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How to copy code from Mathematica so it looks good on this site

Many newcomers to this site have code that they entered into their notebooks using one of tje Mathematica palettes, e.g., Basic Math Assistant. They are delighted with mathematical look of their code,...
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Where is the proper place to start a discussion on additional Mma functionalities we want?

At the last Mma Technology Conference in Frankfurt, during the Q&A session I rised a question on the Wolfram plans to enhance the Mma capabilities in analytic calculations. There had been a short ...
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Do we need the “data” tag?

The data tag has quite a few questions (>250), but it seems to me the tag is redundant. (It also has no tag wiki, which is usually a sign, at this stage in the site's life, that the tag shouldn't ...