Mathematica stack exchange site has been proposed and requires committers.
Posted by peeterjoot on January 3, 2012
As a new and clueless Mathematica user, I’ve posted a few Mathematica questions to stackoverflow, and was very pleased with the answers I was given:
- Mathematica fullsimplify cowardly refusing fully evaluate real parts of a complex number?
- Product of three matrices ends up an odd block matrix?
- Mathematica integral evaluation just shows up as nicely formatted text?
- How to fix syntax to nest functions in mathematica?
- How to generate list of products from elements of a pair of lists in mathematica?
- Mathematica exponential nth derivative treated as an unknown function?
- Mathematica function of two parameters becomes listable by wrong parameter?
- Proper way to simplify integral result in mathematica given integer constraints?
- Mathematica plot with manipulate shows no output?
Initially I’d actually been quite suprised that there was a Mathematica tag or active Mathematica users on stackoverflow.
There’s now a possibility of a dedicated Mathematica stack exchange site, which I think is something that would end up with more users than the stackoverflow Mathematica userbase. How many people have honed their Mathematica skills to the point that they could consider their notebook based work programming (at which point a post to stackoverflow would seem more reasonable)?
For the Mathematica stack exchange site to go into a beta phase, more people would have to commit to the proposal, so if you’d also find this to be of value, please go ahead and commit too.