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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Use scicomp like our collective computational science blog/encyclopaedia!

I'd like to call everybody's attention to a recent Stack Overflow blog post by Joel Spolsky, the CEO of the StackExchange Network. In it, he explicitly encourages a more blog-like approach to using ...
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Tag graph for scicomp

I made a graph of connections between the top tags on scicomp, using this code and Gephi. Enjoy!
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Announcing a moderator election

Summary: Computational Science Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on May 6 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on ...
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Tag Merge Request: fem & finite element

I think we should merge the fem tag into the finite-element. Any objections?
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Computational modelling vs. mathematical modelling

My request for discussion is prompted by this recent SciComp.SE post, Definition of incompressible flow, and relates to the scope of the forum. As commented there I feel the topic falls just far ...
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OpenFOAM SE Proposal

As there are many people on scicomp interested in CFD applications, I want to announce to you all that there is an active proposal on SE for OpenFOAM. OpenFOAM is a widely used open-source C++ based ...
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Chemistry.SE is now in public beta!

Just a quick word to let you know that Chemistry.SE has now launched into public beta. We welcome computational chemistry questions there too, so the boundary between the two sites is something we ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Network-wide feature request to support TeX in tables

Many of us here frequently use MathJax, whether for this site or another site on the SE Network. Recently SE added support for tables but ignored the needs of the TeX community, who wish to be able to ...
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Stack Exchange switches to CommonMark. Computational Science SE: 2020-06-17

At the beginning of June 2020, Stack Exchange decided to switch the markdown rendered to CommonMark. The developers' team wrote migration scripts so that the rendering of the existing posts should ...
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Private Beta Site: Materials Modeling

If this is off-topic, I can take it down, but I think its valuable to support other science sites in the network. Materials Modeling SE entered private beta at the end of April. The site aims to ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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arXiv trackbacks from Computational Science SE - are possible!

A very long time ago, a feature for providing arXiv trackbacks has been requested. There is also a highly upvoted Meta StackExchange discussion, requesting the same functionality. Unfortunately, it ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 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,...
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Efficiency vs. performance

In short, what is the difference between the efficiency and performance tags? Are they different enough to keep them separate or should one be a synonym of the other? According to Wikipedia, ...
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How can we fix/answer the modern language features question?

This question has already raised a bit of controversy on the site. I'd like to take advantage of this and work together as a community to formulate a series of questions (and responses) that serve as ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Off-site Computational Science community promotion ads

Hi Computational Science! I'm currently updating a meta.physics.se post that encourages members to support other scientific SE sites. Several of those sites are in Area 51 and get an automatic advert ...
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Procedure to update (several) old posts

There are times that there might be an interest in updating several posts. For example, to update documentation links or to clean up tags. The thing is what is the appropriate way to do it since ...
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Scope of Data-Analysis Tag

I added the "data-analysis" tag to the question here since I felt it was the best fit for the author's request of a "post-processing" tag. While I see those two terms as almost identical, I was ...
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MathJax buttons/hotkeys script

I've written a script that lets you insert dollar symbols automatically(via a keyboard shortcut or button) in the editor window on Stack Exchange sites that support MathJax. Feel free to check it out. ...
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What should we do with the geometry and computational geometry tags?

In a similar scope to my previous question, there is a geometry and a computational geometry tag... Should we merge them or keep them separate, but with synonyms. Furthermore, under what conditions ...
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Are questions about using Wolfram Alpha to perform symbolic manipulation on topic here?

Recently, one of our users asked https://scicomp.stackexchange.com/questions/1407/solving-system-of-equations-with-wolfram-alpha, which is exactly what it says: how to solve a system of equations with ...
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Would this question be on-topic here? Might it be likely to receive an answer?

I'm writing a program and need a way to identify and enumerate the number of possible distinct crystallographic domains when depositing one 2D lattice on top of another. I've posed this as a question ...
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questions on SLURM configuration or setup

Are questions on setting up and configuring SLURM on an HPC cluster on topic for this site? The particular question I have in mind is getting SLURM to work well with the license manager for ...