About two months ago, I asked a question about the output of a function of the software Magma. The question stayed on hold for a few days and then it was closed. The problem is that I searched the documention for that function and it simply does not have (enough) information about the output. I also tried to search on google, but had no sucess.

My question is: where is the appropriate place in Stack Exchange to ask this?

I would like to emphasize that this function has to do with the places of a given degree of an algebraic function field.

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    $\begingroup$ BTW there also exists a tag (magma-cas). This suggests that (at least some of) the questions about this sofware might be on-topic here. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 15:30
  • $\begingroup$ If you edit the question, now that it has been undeleted, it will be placed on the reopen review queue. Of course, it only needs one more reopen vote. $\endgroup$
    – robjohn Mod
    Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 16:26
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    $\begingroup$ Undeleted, reopened, upvoted. Now all that's missing is somebody knowing the answer. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 17:47
  • $\begingroup$ No idea why it was closed. Upvoted and added a bounty. $\endgroup$
    – Alexander Gruber Mod
    Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 21:15

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It is most likely on math. There is a separate site for Mathematica questions, so those often get migrated. However, being software used by mathematicians, Magma questions are on-topic here. You need 250 reputation to cast a reopen vote on your question, but you can post an "answer" to Requests for Reopen & Undeletion Votes, etc. and explain why Output for places in Magma's online calculator should be reopened. You can cite this question, if it gets enough upvotes.

  • $\begingroup$ Needs to be undeleted first. Closed, no votes -> Community♦ deleted. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ @DanielFischer: it had 2 votes, so I undeleted it. Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – robjohn Mod
    Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 16:02
  • $\begingroup$ But, unless it gets reopened or upvoted soon, it will be re-deleted next time the script runs. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 16:03
  • $\begingroup$ I will have to check, but I thought that my almighty, unilateral vote might not get undone by Community. $\endgroup$
    – robjohn Mod
    Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 16:04
  • $\begingroup$ Ah, that might be. Anyway, it has an upvote now, so for the time being it won't be deleted. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 16:05
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    $\begingroup$ Yeah, it's a decent question, so I upvoted it, too. It is safe whether my vote counts differently with the script or not. $\endgroup$
    – robjohn Mod
    Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 16:15
  • $\begingroup$ I didn't know that there is the magma-cas tag as @MartinSleziak said. I can add this tag to the question. And thanks a lot for your help! I met Stack Exchange a few months and I'm really enjoying it! $\endgroup$
    – Larara
    Commented Oct 21, 2014 at 19:47

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