I am new to the Mathematics SE forum. I recently asked my first question. I received comments that it was a question about computing rather than maths. Today, I started receiving downvotes, which I suspect is for the same reason.
I strongly object because computational mathematics is a well recognised branch of mathematics, even if it is not necessarily well defined, i.e. it has considerable overlap with computing and other fields of maths. Moreover, my interest in this question comes from me as a mathematician, not a computer programmer/software developer/etc. I mention 1 particular software that I had attempted to solve this in, but am not seeking a solution that is language specific. In fact, I am not seeking code of any sort, but a general approach to this problem, such as a pseudo-code algorithm (see my answer to my own question).
So, am right in asserting that computational maths questions are considered on-topic? Can this be made clearer in the help section, "what is on-topic"? Are there changes I can make to this question clearer so I stop receiving negative feedback?
Aside: I have a PhD in math, in a different field, not computational math. However, as an undergrad math student, I studied 2 units specifically on computational maths. I know first-hand that topics relating to machine precision are pertinent to the field of computational maths. When someone says, "your question isn't about math" either directly or by downvoting, it is actually quite insulting. As a community, I think we can do better.