As mathematicians need every so often to use programming in the process of a mathematical problem solving, may I ask a question regarding coding within this context? If yes, how can I text the code I want to ask about? and what are the appropriate tags for it? If not, why not?

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    $\begingroup$ If it's more likely to get a good answer from coders than from mathematicians, ask it on a coding site, instead. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 20, 2017 at 7:40
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    $\begingroup$ Closely related: Do we actually "welcome Questions about software that mathematicians use"? When writing your own software in a generic programming language, it would be fitting to limit your Math.SE Questions to the issue of algorithms (not asking us to review your code). $\endgroup$
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    Commented Nov 20, 2017 at 18:30
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    $\begingroup$ As hardmath mentions, we don't mind any code, so long as the question is mathematical. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 19:37

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There is an entire Stack Exchange site dedicated to these topics: Computational Science Stack Exchange. Their help center doesn't mention Scilab in their list of software packages or languages used broadly in computational science, but it seems to fit the bill.


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