If I have a question about a mathematical computation algorithm that could be implemented as a computer program but my question is primarily about the math involved, for example how to correctly apply the algorithm in base 65536 instead of base 10, is such a question appropriate on Math Stack Exchange? I'm asking because some questions are tagged [algoritms].

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    $\begingroup$ We often answer questions about algorithms and about specific computations. I don't know what the best place is, but I from what little you have said about the question, I think it would be reasonable to ask it here. $\endgroup$ – MJD May 30 '14 at 18:59
  • $\begingroup$ I have ventured onto SO a few times, and have been disappointed by what I perceive to be a much less helpful and friendly culture. Moreover SO gets an order of magnitude more questions per day and yours is more likely to get lost in the shuffle -- for these reasons I would ask here instead whenever possible. $\endgroup$ – user7530 Jun 3 '14 at 18:25

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