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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. [...] ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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] ...
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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. ...
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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? ...
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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], ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Collaborators for projects

I'm wondering whether it is appropriate to seek collaborators for Mathematica-related projects on Mathematica Stack Exchange. For example, would it be appropriate to post a question describing a ...
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How did you make your community ad?

This is a thread where you can share your Mathematica code, graphics template, or whatever other source material that you used to create a community ad (if you wish to do so). The purpose is to make ...
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Organization needed for a group of similar questions

I have observed that a particular question has been asked, and separately answered, multiple times. In chronological order: Does Mathematica have advanced indexing? How can I use Max[] in a function ...
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Why my description will result so many misunderstanding?

This is my question today.The original intention is I want to get the picture of certain answer or question by it share link,then I can conveniently distribute it to my friends stumped in Great ...
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Should we discourage editing questions to include a copy of the accepted answer?

Here is an example where a user has accepted an answer and then edited their question to include a copy of that answer. I asked why and the reason given was that "I've seen many people do that" This ...
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How to type Greek letters on mathematica.stackexchange [duplicate]

I usually ask questions on this website, and many of them contain Greek letters in the code part. For instance: \[CapitalTheta]=0 After a while, someone edits the question and, magically, the ...
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Asked a question before signing up and can not sign in back

Yesterday I asked my first question on mathematica.stackexchange, but being as an unregistered user at that moment. Then I confirmed my email and would like to express my gratitude and note the ...
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Help with code development

I have a code that is tens of lines long, aimed at quite a specific task, and I don't know why it isn't behaving the way I expect so as to be able to narrow the problem. My question would be a more ...
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How can we clearly state in our title that the question is always open to new answers?

Everyone will be influenced by a question's answer number. When there's already an answer to a question, people will hesitate to answer it. But sometimes we need multiple solutions to a questions, ...
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Shall we ask questions which are not really questions?

Sometimes some questions will suddenly bump in my mind while actually they have no practice use. Sometimes I'll even 'make' questions according to these ideas. They're great ideas, but they cannot ...
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Up-Vote Etiquette

My daughter and I started using SE recently. My daughter is starting to learn Mathematica, and both of us are very interested in math, science, and coding. We have been voting up some of each other's ...
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wolframlanguage.stackexchange.com should redirect to this site

It seems that the language we use in Mathematica is officially named the Wolfram Language, as seen on the official site. Since this site is for users to ask questions pertaining to the Wolfram ...
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Are questions about general design of a Mathematica program on topic?

When I write small projects in Mathematica, I run into such problem: I know ways to implement the functionality of small parts, but having problem selecting the most Mathematica-style way to group ...
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Mathematica 11 Sneak Peeks from Wolfram European Technology Tour 2016

From the Wolfram Blog post 2016 Wolfram European Technology Tour Dates and Locations it is mentioned that sneak peeks of Mathematica 11 would be given. May someone share the improvements and new ...
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Can a comment be accepted as an answer?

Is it possible to accept a comment as an answer? I often see questions which can be answered in a comment. They mostly come from newcomers and sometimes from old members (like me) as well. For me it ...
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Reasons for closing a question

I wonder why RK for spring pendulum was closed (put on hold). What exactly is out of scope? Why it requires a professional consultant? This question should've been tagged as homework probably but why ...
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How to insert figure from my pc to Mathematica SE

How to upload figure from my pc to Mathematica SE ? On Mathematica SE editor there is a panel called figure, put it describes how to upload figure from a website .. So any help Edit
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Alter Ego very disgusting

By popular demand and to be exact; There is an alter ego Adolf Eichmann that is very disgusting and offensive. Is there a decent way to clean up such violations? I would like to expunge such bad ...
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Converting code from Java, Sage, etc

Is it ok to ask for some help in converting code from another programming language into Mathematica code? I can't find anywhere on the internet to get such help, and perhaps seeing code snippets ...
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How to quickly resize an image

E.g. here: Can Mathematica solve functional equations with nested variable? original pictures are way to big. Smaller pictures are improving readability, unless they are too small and you can't read ...
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How to attach a notebook to a question?

As I have posted a number of times, I am still learning how to do things here. I was wondering if someone could help me to figure out how to attach a notebook file to a question.
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To sermon or not to sermon

As a statistician I focus on attempting to address questions about statistics, probability, and fitting. But I often tend to go beyond the Mathematica functional aspect and discuss/sermonize the need ...
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Granular off-topic close reasons V2.0 - we need “too localized”

Is it possible to modify closing reasons menu? If so I would love to see a small addition, maybe others have other wishes too. So, the last Granular off-topic close reasons lead to creating This ...
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Should we have separate tags for versions 10.0, 10.1, 10.2,…?

According to How should we tag version-dependent questions? Tags such as version-10.2 should be simply version-10. But lately users have been using sub-release numbers like version-10.2. Should ...
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I wonder: am I a leech?

I post a lot of questions and I always obtain learned answers. But rarely, if at any time, am I skilled enough to return the favor and post an answer. How can I contribute more to the community?
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Are we closing questions too quickly?

This meta-question results from the closing of this question in less than 48 hours. I do not argue that the question should be reopened. I do argue that by closing it so quickly we closed it for the ...
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How can I get opinions about a subject that doesn't fit the question-answer format?

I'm turning over in my mind ideas about exception handling in Mathematica. I would like to get opinions about the way I'm approaching the subject, but I find it quite difficult to compress the topic ...

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