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Are software-recommendation questions on topic here?

The question Is there an alternative to SIMION? was posted recently on the physics site. It sounds like something that may be better suited for this community, but I'm not sure to what extent software-...
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Revisiting our off-topic policy

I've been meaning to post this question for a while, but only now got around to it. Over the last year or two, it has been my observation that a) the rate of (good) new questions has decreased ...
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Do we need a separate site for “researchers”?

Does this proposal define a new site beyond Computational Science, not to mention Server Fault, Super User, Linux, and our other computing sites? Research Computing (proposal link) for research ...
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How to differentiate when to ask question about Machine Learning topics in Cross validate or Computational Science

From the description of cross validate and computational science it seems that cross validate is the correct site to ask question about Machine learning? Am I right to say that? Or what site is better ...
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Computer-algebra tag?

Are questions about implementation of specific tasks in specific computer algebra systems on-topic here? If so, can we create a computer-algebra tag? Context: I have been feeling around on the ...
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Do machine learning / neural network questions go on scicomp or on crossvalidated?

Do machine learning / neural network questions go on scicomp or crossvalidated? Personally, I consider a question like https://scicomp.stackexchange.com/q/10248/3212 to be a better fit here than on ...
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Is this BST code-debugging question on topic?

This post seems to ask just for debugging. The user seems to have thought about the problem, and seems understandably stuck. However, I feel that this question is more suitable for the "...
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What should the site name be?

I hope I'm not out of line asking this, but I thought it was especially important for this beta, since there is fairly large potential for confusion with computer science.SE. So, in the vein of such ...
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Is using computational techniques to automatically generate natural-sounding writing in our scope?

The question https://scicomp.stackexchange.com/questions/1458/markov-chain-n-gram-make-more-natural-sounding has been flagged as out of scope. I am not an expert in computer language generation (...
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What questions do we want to encourage as on-topic in our FAQ?

The question Are questions about the presentation of algorithms on topic here? makes a good point that our FAQ talks mostly about what is off-topic. We should include examples of what is on-topic. Any ...
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Should we close questions just because their answers may be lists?

Several questions have recently been closed because they are so-called "list questions" and hence "not a good fit" for Stackexchange. There seem to be a small number of vocal and active people behind ...
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Are questions about lists of journals allowed?

Many users of the site have a need to keep up with current research in specific areas related to computational science. Recently, someone asked Which journals should I read to keep up on advances in ...
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Should we allow homework questions?

Lately there have been some questions posed that seem to be homework: Linear programming feasibility problem with strict positivity constraints Approximately "solving" a linear system of ...
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How appropriate are software package-specific installation questions?

This question is in the same spirit as the meta question "How appropriate are software package specific questions?" and has come up as a result of the question "How do you install an R executable ...
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Is data visualization off topic?

Data visualization follows simulation results, and naturally support staff at university and national HPC centers provide expertise in both domains. How should we handle questions pertaining to data ...
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What should be our answer to “what kind of questions can I ask here?”

Right now we have the following at the top of the FAQ: What kind of questions can I ask here? Computational Science - Stack Exchange is for for scientists doing science by heavy computations....
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How appropriate are software package-specific questions?

I am a developer of PETSc, an open source library of parallel solvers and related tools. We currently have a great deal of redundancy on our mailing lists and are looking for ways to provide better ...
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Let's define our scope

What are some of the unique topics that will be well-suited for this Q&A site and what things should belong to other SE sites and betas? How much is this site related to general computer science, ...