Announcement: New Mathematica questions and answers site launched!

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg124692] Announcement: New Mathematica questions and answers site launched!*From*: Szabolcs HorvÃt <szhorvat at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 03:46:41 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

Dear Mathematica users, A new questions and answers site has just been launched, for all questions related to Mathematica. Visit it at: http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/ The website is part of the StackExchange family of questions/answers sites (for those familiar with StackOverflow, it is in a similar format, but focusing specifically on Mathematica) It has many nice features, making it a very convenient medium for Mathematica-related questions: * questions and corresponding answers grouped together on the same webpage (each page is accessible through a stable permalink) * formatting in posts (code blocks, headings, lists, emphasis, etc.) * formatted mathematical formulae (can be entered using LaTeX syntax) * figures can be included in posts (there is a one-click image uploader that can be integrated directly into the Mathematica interface) * categorization of questions by tagging (so they're easier to find later) * coming soon: syntax highlighting for Mathematica code This website is not a traditional discussion forum but a collectively edited questions and answers site: ideally each question thread will eventually become a little piece of knowledge that is of use not only to the original asker but also to everyone who finds it using a search engine. Please see the preliminary FAQ before posting for the first time: http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/faq The details of the new website are still being fleshed out. The site is going to become what its community makes out of it, so please feel free to ask your next Mathematica question at mathematica.stackexchange.com ! NOTE: If you have any questions about the new site, please DO NOT post them to MathGroup, as they would be off topic here. Please first see the FAQ at http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/faq . For further clarifications I refer you to the site's governance and discussion section, http://meta.mathematica.stackexchange.com/ (or you can mail me). --------->8-------- Finally, I'd like to showcase a few interesting posts (of the ~250 questions already asked in the past two weeks since site launch): What is the distinction between DownValues, UpValues, SubValues, and OwnValues? http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/96 Planar graph creation http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/43 How can all those tiny polygons generated by RegionPlot be joined into a single FilledCurve? http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/644 File-backed lists/variables for handling large data http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/36 Speeding up a fractal-generating code http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/104

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