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Is it appropriate to ask questions about implementation of proof checker software on MSE?

I want to ask questions about how to best implement algorithms for software manipulation of first-order logic formulas. The algorithms would be written in pseudocode, and not specific to any ...
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What qualify questions to be in mathoverflow and not in math.stackexchange?

I have read that https://mathoverflow.net/ is only for the very advanced mathematics, such as upper graduate level or research level, counter to https://math.stackexchange.com/ which is for any ...
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On the appropriateness of some of my recent posts

Recently I've been trying to develop my mathematical writing style, which is largely informed by my experience on this site, into a longer form with an emphasis on interpretation of mathematics rather ...
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Is asking for a proof to be written on topic?

I have a rather complicated (relatively speaking) calculus equation that is true for all values greater then 0. I want to write a proof but the calculus is getting rather advanced. Is asking for a ...
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May I ask to check if my solutions to tasks from former tests are correct?

I will soon have a test...I feel very uneasy about the test, so as an exercise I'm doing tasks from former tests... And I feel pretty unsure about my solutions to these tasks as well... Frankly - may ...
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Coding a mathematical problem in Scilab or C++

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 ...
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Can a question be too easy? [duplicate]

As a reviewer of first posts (posts by new users) there seems to be a grey area as to what level of question is acceptable. This question (it has already been deleted 11/16/17 2:30 am EST) basically ...
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Is it OK to ask a question as a puzzle?

When I asked this question I did not yet know the answer. Even though I felt that I could probably solve it given a little time, I also felt that I had been able to formulate a question that was clear ...
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Are intuition-based questions off-topic?

I was perusing the "Close Questions" queue just now and noticed a common theme. It seems like a large number of questions involve gaining intuition about some result; most of them use the word "...
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May I ask my physical equation questions here?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Centripetal Acceleration I'm interested in mathematical-physics and want to ask my equation questions here. So, I'm thinking that I'll post ...
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Can I ask a question for a tablet recommendation for doing mathematics?

With all the technology available, I've been thinking of getting a tablet for doing all my mathematical calculations, taking notes in class. Obviously there is a bunch of options of tablets in the ...
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Why don't we use a homework policy... like physics.SE?

I was reading Proposal: ban verbatim homework questions which have no accompanying text and I came upon some startling old statistics. Since 2013, the number of questions on this site has multiplied ...
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Is it okay to ask for recommendations for a graphing tool?

I want to graph a 2d surface in 3d Euclidean space and then plot multiple trajectories along the surface. Is it okay to ask what free graphing/plotting tool might be suitable on the main site and how ...
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How can this on-hold question be improved?

This recently asked question by a new user: How to solve the inequality $2xy > x^2-y^2$? is put on hold. OP wanted to solve an inequality and used WolframAlpha to get an answer. S/he did not ...
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Is this an appropriate question from this site?

I'm looking for a site where I can ask a question regarding the math education system in the US versus Spain. I asked for a site recommendation on the meta SE, and they suggested this site might be ...
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What is the deal with this “troll” question? [closed]

About an hour ago, an apparently brand-new user posted this absurd question. Because I suspect it will be deleted soon, here it is in full: Physics teacher gave really hard math problem I really need ...
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Can I ask about my chances in maths career or will I get flagged?

I've been thinking lately how good chances I have to achieve my goals as a mathematics researcher. I need someone who have enough experience in the field. I'm not sure tough, if Mathematics SE is the ...
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Is this question too broad? Would it be well-received?

So while I've known about the classification theorem of finite simple groups for a while, I saw the orders of the sporadic groups factored and noticed that all of them have very many small prime ...
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Where can I ask about a result?

It happens that I proved an elementary result about the commutant (or centralizer) of a matrix; the result is elementary but nice and can be useful; the method is also elementary. my first reaction ...
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Is it acceptable to share notes on mathematics meta?

In response to my question regarding the Collatz Conjecture, I received the following comment: "@GriffonTheorist697, I have done quite a bit of work on the Collatz problem from this angle, and I ...
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Can I Ask Questions About, and to Help, My PhD on Stack Exchange?

I am unsure on the etiquette of asking questions directly related to my PhD on Stack Exchange -- to be specific, I'm doing a discrete probability maths PhD. There are sometimes small technical ...
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Why has this question so many downvotes?

I just found a question Example of map from commutative ring to another commutative that preserves multiplicative identity and addition but NOT multiplication. that has 4 downvotes and is closed as ...
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Why I can ask question in MathOverflow and not here (MSE)? [closed]

Why I can ask question in MathOverflow and not here (MSE)?
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Are basic questions welcome here?

I asked a question yesterday about something that turned out to be an error in my understanding of the Quadratic Formula and radicals. I am taking Algebra I, far inferior to the majority of users on ...
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Is it appropriate to close every question that doesn't show efforts and/or lacks of context?

Yesterday this question was asked: Finding solutions to $2^x+17=y^2$, then it was closed and finally it was reopened. My concern is about if every question showing no effort or lacking of context ...
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Should questions based on single variable integration allowed?

I am not really a math user here, I'm mostly on chemistry.stackexchange. What I do know, is that integrals can be easily solved on this wonderful website. http://www.integral-calculator.com/ Simply ...
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Are questions about the syllabus appropriate?

Are these types of questions appropriate? In which syllabus in the U.S. Can the Poisson Distribution Formula be found? Why is technique $A$ not in Qualification $B$? And similar questions?...
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Can I ask this question here?

The question: Let $\mathcal{S}$ be the set of strings of length at most $100$, drawn from a finite alphabet $A$; for any $s \in \mathcal{S}$, $s = a_1 , . . . , a_{100}$ where each $a_j \in A$. Let ...
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Where to post Javaplex questions?

Javaplex (https://github.com/appliedtopology/javaplex ) is a software package for use in computing persistent homology in topological data analysis. Would questions for use with software like this ...
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Is it on topic to ask for a mathematical proof on Mathematics SE to solve a question on Electronics SE?

Yesterday I asked this question on electronics SE. The question is related to a three-phase electrical system and asks about what hypothesis should the system satisfy in order for the proof to hold ...
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UKMCs- United Kingdom Mathematical Challenges

Mathematical Challenges are a series of maths challenges run by Leeds University in the UK. Are questions regarding the rules allowed to be asked in Maths SE?
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Is simple mathematics for learners allowed here?

Are users encouraged to ask simple math questions in this forum as well? Most of the questions here seem advanced for a math learner.
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Should I ask about suggestions here?

Sometimes I need to ask for suggestions on studying and researching in mathematics but am not sure if those questions are suitable for this site. Some questions of this nature are: How many hours ...
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If I wrote an article related to math and ask for opinion in regard to my article, does it count as spam?

I wrote an article related to a mathematical subtraction equation. My question is, if I post a link to my article and ask for an opinion in regard to my article, does that count as spam?
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Is it appropriate to ask how-would-you-explain-to-a-beginner -style questions?

I have a couple friends that I involve as sounding boards for ideas. Sometimes I have a hard time translating some intermediate-to-advanced concepts to them, and I wonder if I can ask math....
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New formal theory based in ZFC

In mathematical textbooks (for instance the Kelly's General Topology or the Spivak's Calculus) a theorem has hypotheses and a thesis. In formal mathematics is different: A theorem of a formal theory ...
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The (publishing) tag and academia.SE

I voted to close this question, with the justification that it is about mathematical publishing, not mathematics itself, and it would be better suited to academia.SE. This seems consistent with the ...
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Why use repressive actions instead of constructive?

I posted two questions yesterday that was closed/put on hold. The question If $p$ is a prime then $p^2+26$ is not a prime was marked as a duplicate of On the primality of integers of the form $p^2+k$,...
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MATLAB questions?

There are a lot of questions marked as "off-topic" in the subject, the majority are the newest ones. matlab is a tag of mathematics and there is no subject in stackexange exclusivelly for this topic. ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for the state-of-the-art on a specific problem?

Is it on-topic to ask for the latest works on a particular problem, if the problem is specific enough? E.g. 'what are the latest works on graph theory' would obviously not be OK, but what about 'what ...
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computational number theoretic questions

Are computational number theoretic question in scope of math.stackexchange.com? Here the OP asks for a arithmetic progression of 6 primes and a commenter asked for an arithmetic progression of 10 ...
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About demanding work from askers

I only found out about MSE around the end of my degree, so I didn't get to ask that many questions. However, had I known about it earlier, I could see myself wanting to ask questions, having thought ...
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Inviting people to proofread a mathematical text allowed?

I recently wrote a short introduction to the Lebesgue-Integral, following a path that was outlined in a German textbook on functional-analysis, but without any proofs there. The approach is probably a ...
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How to handle repeated poor questions attempting to prove Famous Conjecture

I've noticed a couple of users, some more active than others, that repeatedly post questions that either claim a proof or a viable approach to a proof of some famous conjecture, such as the twin prime ...
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Asking competitive exam questions (to which I have solutions)

I have several books of standard exercises that were asked in competitive exams in France (typically, ENS/Polytechnique), from my earlier years. In particular, a lot of them are quite interesting, ...
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On topic to put out my solutions of self study questions and ask for confirmation?

I am mostly self tutoring myself on the math behind fluid dynamics using an advanced textbook. So the book has several problems. Is it OK to post the problem solution as I do it and ask for ...
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Why people get mad when someone posts their homework?

When people post their homework and ask for help, a lot of other users get upset and ask questions like show what you did etc. I personally have never downvoted any questions, and if I know how to ...
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Question allowed?

I want to ask some questions not related directly to math problems, seeking for personal advices to be exact. So can you tell me where can I find answers for questions like "should I make a math blog?"...
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Asking "Where did my math go wrong" questions

Let's say a Math Exchange inquirer posts: 1) A homework problem (with book citation) 2) The inquirer's workings towards an (ultimately incorrect) final answer 3) The textbook's answer 4) And ...
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Is this site only for questions?

Sometimes I have something nice that I wish to publish, and get some feedback or comments about it from the community. So should I not post it here? Or maybe there is some other platform for this ...
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