What is the best place to ask questions about mathematical programming, between Math.SE and StackOverflow?
What I have in mind is the following type of questions:
- Solving the word problem in a group given by presentation.
- Plotting Cayley graphs of groups (e.g. a previous question I myself asked on SO a while ago).
- Algorithms to plot curves/graphs of complicated/theoretical maps (e.g. visualizations of complex functions).
- Given a theoretical algorithm from a paper (e.g. the Handle reduction algorithm to compare two braids), how to implement it?
- Representations of higher-dimensional objects (e.g. plotting hypercubes in 3d-space).
- Plotting implicit curves defined by algebraic equations in projective spaces over whatever field.
If the answer were to be either black or white, there would be two type of questions:
- The question is purely about the theoretical algorithm itself, and it belongs to Math.SE.
- The question is about a specific implementation and it belongs to SO.
However, there's a gray zone in between, where the question I linked above is a living example. It drew absolutely no attention, because people on SO don't know much about geometric group theory, and it is highly-specific knowledge. The question could even be qualified as useless for people to come, since people generically don't look for that type of things.
However, asking the question on Math.SE would've presented the same caveat: because it is purely about how to program the tree exploration algorithm in that particular scenario, it carries little-to-no interesting stuff from the mathematics point of vue.
Therefore, here I am asking the question: where should that gray zone belong to?