I recently asked this question in Math Stack Exchange but does not gain any answers even though I bountied it.

It seems either there aren‘t many people familiar with the Singular-CAS in Math Stack Exchange or maybe I should phrase my question in a different way. Does this question maybe belong to StackOverflow?

This thread is not about gaining more clicks on my question but rather to figure out how I could phrase my question better or if I did ask it in the wrong forum.

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    $\begingroup$ As a contributor on both Math.SE and StackOverflow, I believe you made the right choice to post here. It may be that "there aren't many people familiar with the Singular-CAS" here, but tiny though that percentage may be, it would still be better to be on Math.SE because of the importance of the underlying Commutative Algebra concepts. $\endgroup$
    – hardmath
    Commented Apr 7, 2020 at 22:58
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps the tag (specific-question) would be suitable here? (The question is whether you ask mainly about this particular question, or whether the linked question is just an example and you're interested in a more general question what to do in similar situations. See the tag-info for more details about this tag.) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 9, 2020 at 7:16

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The bounty was only placed somewhat recently. There might still be hope.

As you speculate I assume there are not that many users familiar with Singular on the site. I doubt that Stack Overflow would be better. They do not have a tag for it, as far as I can tell, and this likely means it will fall through the cracks (especially if it is a migration).

You might consider asking it on the Computational Science Stack Exchange. It is not an ideal fit there either, as the site is more about numerical problems and alike. But as far as I know such questions are in principle on-topic there.

Other than that, maybe try dedicated support resources for Singular, such as the forum on https://www.singular.uni-kl.de/

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for your advice. I will wait until the bounty is expired and try the Computational Science Stack Exchange after that. I already considered to use the Singular-forum but it does not seem that there is a active community answering questions. $\endgroup$
    – user695468
    Commented Apr 7, 2020 at 14:07
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    $\begingroup$ I never used that forum (not even Singular for that matter); it does not seem very populated that's true, but there do seem to be timely reactions to posts. And, the people replying there should be experts. I mean it's only a slight stretch to say that forum is run by the very authors of the book you ask about. $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Commented Apr 7, 2020 at 14:20
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    $\begingroup$ You might also try at ask.sagemath.org/questions It's a Q&A for Sage, but this includes Singular. I am not sure if they consider it on-topic there, but maybe. $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Commented Apr 7, 2020 at 14:24

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