Anyway, this question (at least by title and first question) is an exact duplicate of this question. Normally, I'd vote to close and be done with it, but it now has a bounty attached which complicates things. Thoughts?
This is re: some migrations of questions from SO to our site. We had one discussion very early on in private beta here and the general advice was to wait till we either need it or have graduated and are ready to take in the Q&A and curate it
The SO mathematica community has fully migrated here, so the "SO community" is now the "mma community" here
We came up with a way to choose questions that are beneficial here to 1) close as dupes 2) fill in the missing piece in a sequence of important topics (with the rest being here) and let the community vote on them here: meta.mathematica.stackexchange.com/q/744/5
I briefly spoke to casperOne about it and he objected to it solely on principle. I understand with Shog's blog post on respecting the community boundaries and such, they're very reluctant to do anything. I'm not interested in indulging in arguments with the SO mods, but since you were a former SO mod and now an employee, I want to know your take on this
I (we) strongly feel that some of these important ones should be migrated here, because since the community has fully reorganized here, there is no one left to curate and update stuff there.
Besides, mathematica is not like C#/Java where if 20 people leave, another 20 can easily fill in the spot. Those questions are (will be) neglected on SO...
I'm not asking for a mass migration — no. In fact, 99% of the mma questions can stay on SO. We're only asking for a select few that we've chosen (we, the folks that created that content in the first place) for curation on this site.
@AnnaLear At least two of the top three upvoted questions in the meta thread I linked to, deal with version differences and we have a new version coming out soon (this month, probably). I don't know if it'll change or not
There are some other answers here that complement some of them and it is easier to weave them in and interlink them here (sidebar links don't show questions from other sites)
This is a tricky situation. I can definitely see where you're coming from, but I also see where SO (or, well, casperOne) is coming from.
Worst case scenario: I suppose you could always have info for newer versions up on your site, while older versions are covered by the existing questions on SO (and we can introduce tags or edit the questions to make it clear which versions they cover). It's not ideal, but if all else fails, that'd work.
@AnnaLear Also, the nature of the questions we've requested are not programming specific... it's actually more about the software itself and its quirks, which makes this place a much better home (yes, SO has software that programmers use in its scope, but...)
I would be inclined to migrate if there was a clear benefit from doing so. Establishing that clear benefit is the tricky part. :) Shog's on vacation this week, but lemme talk to him when he gets back and see if we can come up with some sort of guidance/resolution.
I feel like the general guidelines are breaking down a bit here, since you have such a focused and active community.
I would agree with that... Also, casperOne's point was that the "SO community" will disagree — but who is the SO community? SO is not a homogeneous community like Arqade or Ask Different or even Super User/Server Fault... Each tag has its own subculture and cliques and sense of belonging to that tag. The mma tag has fully moved here, so the mma community that used to be on SO (i.e. us) certainly don't object :)
@rm-rf Yeah, given the fact that the community has pretty much migrated wholesale, from that perspective I don't think that there's anything to worry over with the questions in...question. The larger concern would likely be the "Hey, you moved my cheese!" issue of the internet community at large looking for such content on Stack Overflow versus Mathematica.SE, but that's probably not a huge problem.
@TimStone This is actually the first serious community for Mathematica. We had several experts refuse to join SO solely because of all the C# and java floating around (it's not easy for a first timer to figure out how to filter out what they don't like). We've attracted so many experts and new users in this short time — experts who would've otherwise never registered on SO.
In a lot of ways, this site is becoming the face of Mathematica Q&A on the internet. The SO tag was just a small band of merry men fiddling around uncomfortably on a general programming site because they had nowhere else to go :)
I have a system of differential equations (referred to as "s") and use NDSolve to obtain the solution. I substitute the interpolated functions for the original functions in order to represent the trajectories of two objects in 3 dimensions. Here is the system that I am working with:
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I guess so as it's a generalization. But the question actually is really basic and each part (how to solve it, how to manipulate the plot) answered in the docs, so there wouldn't be any questions on that!
"actually yes, my "educator" wants to see the solution in 20 minutes." - I'd vote to close out of principle, but since I am handicapped by this diamond, I'd wait for a third vote before I drop the axe...
@DavidZaslavsky Yes, that is what I have always had. But this time around, after one mathematica script ended running, the next one in line DIDN'T start. In fact, although MathKernel showed up on pgrep MathKernel, it was not attached to my script as checked via lsof -p MathKernels_Process_id
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I would suggest putting echo statements between the scripts (like echo 'done with script 1' etc.) to get some more verbose output. Or try adding set -x (IIRC) at the beginning for bash to trace the commands it runs.
Maybe also try putting in a Print at the end of your first Mathematica script
If all the Mathematica code in the first script finishes running, but it never returns to bash, then without having access to the code so I can run it myself, I'm stumped. I've run a number of Mathematica scripts myself and never had that sort of issue
I am married to Camila from Riverwood, and I realised I would prefer being married to someone who acts as a follower.
I don't want to get a bounty or be confronted the guards of Whiterun whatsoever, so how do I kill her discreetly? I'm not going to slaughter her in public.
@acl Yes, very odd. I suppose it should not be too hard to write a routine that multiplies integers appropriately for small nonnegative integer argument, and uses the Lanczos approximation in other cases...