I'm thinking of opening a PARI GP specific discussion, and teaching (I know a bit) chat room.

I've been made aware that chats freeze if left 14 days without activity, and I don't want that to happen to this chat if I open it. I'm not sure if there happen to be enough people interested in discussing, or learning (or helping teach it as I know what most abbreviations mean wording wise, but not all the number theory that may be relevant), the language, shortcuts, and secondary uses. So my question is this:

Would a PARI GP specific chat be popular?

UPDATE The room has now been handed over to people who care more about it than I do, clearly. .

  • $\begingroup$ I know it's supposed to be community wiki, I couldn't find the setting on mobile. $\endgroup$
    – user645636
    Jan 2 '20 at 1:40
  • $\begingroup$ What is the motivation? Could you provide an introductory example of what is this? $\endgroup$
    – user486983
    Jan 2 '20 at 2:17
  • $\begingroup$ The motivation is to teach users who want to learn, or help users improve speed of code. User @Peter got told to go higher on a now deleted question, I made a few improvements to their code on my end. it ran 3-4 times as fast in the same range I used in testing their code. It might be they can't think of easy ways to speed it up, or don't know of ways to make it more parallelizable, etc. $\endgroup$
    – user645636
    Jan 2 '20 at 2:41
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    $\begingroup$ I would not expect this to be very popular. But it is also harmless, so if you are inclined then you might just go ahead and try it out. $\endgroup$
    – davidlowryduda Mod
    Jan 2 '20 at 4:14
  • $\begingroup$ They have a thread introducing it on mersenneforum, part of how I learned. $\endgroup$
    – user645636
    Jan 2 '20 at 4:18
  • $\begingroup$ @RoddyMacPhee I just checked to confirm it also applies to meta. You can make your answers be community wiki, but not your questions. For example, with What are "Community Wiki" posts?, the answer says "In the past, questions could be made community wiki by their authors or by certain automatic triggers but now the only means is by a moderator converting it to community wiki." Thus, you may wish to flag your question to ask a moderator to make this change. $\endgroup$ Jan 2 '20 at 5:55
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    $\begingroup$ I think it's a good idea, worth trying. The few chatrooms I created were for quite narrow purposes, so I've not thought about what the automatic inactivity freeze entails. Certainly it is possible to keep it activity if there is interest in a thread by more than one person. (I wouldn't worry about making this Question CW; there's no reputation involved either way, and it's not likely that inviting edits to it will change the Community's response to the chatroom.) $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Jan 2 '20 at 16:05
  • $\begingroup$ my annoyance with trying is there are 5418 chatrooms in math, 48 are active the least is a programming related one. $\endgroup$
    – user645636
    Jan 2 '20 at 17:34
  • $\begingroup$ chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/102811/pari-gp-programming $\endgroup$
    – user645636
    Jan 2 '20 at 18:55
  • $\begingroup$ The “PARI/GP programming” chat room has been automatically frozen for inactivity. $\endgroup$
    – Martin R
    Mar 15 '20 at 10:53

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