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I was just wondering if there is a site, sort of like this one, but more geared towards hypothetical questions, such as those about numbers theory and such.

Mainly, I was just curious if there's any possible file over 1 Gig that has 0 statistical redundancy, but the "What should I ask here" section of the FAQ says to limit questions to practical, usable coding questions, and that seemed a little off-topic.

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"0 percent statistical redundancy" sounds like a perfect fit for Cross Validated. I'd try there. If its a good question it will get migrated to the right site. –  casperOne Dec 4 '12 at 4:29
    
@casperOne Oh, good point. I just sort of have this ingrained idea that, for some strange reason, it's disproportionately awful to have a moderator use any of his/her "Moderator Powers" on your submission. I suppose that comes from my previous life outside of the SE sites... :/ –  JamesTheAwesomeDude Dec 4 '12 at 4:53
    
Well, Cross Validated could have been a choice, but gung has confirmed my suspicions that it's not a perfect fit. This is more of a "discrete math" challenge than a statistics one. Poke around CS (someone had recommended CS Theory, but I don't think they would consider this a research level question), there's a wide variety of problems of this ilk. –  jonsca Dec 4 '12 at 5:19
    
If it's for discrete mathematics, it's certainly on topic for Mathematics. –  casperOne Dec 4 '12 at 12:32
    
Also, I'd get used to moderators affecting posts. Not just moderators, but users have the ability to moderate posts to a degree based on reputation. It's built into the core of the system, and while possibly a shock to those not used to it, works very well to improve quality, for the most part. Just saying, don't be surprised by it. –  casperOne Dec 4 '12 at 12:33

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It sounds like it's likely to be on topic on Computer Science. It's in Beta, so their faq is still fairly general and encompasses:

Computer Science - Stack Exchange is for students, researchers and practitioners of computer science.

Your question is in the same realm as "Measuring entropy for a table", which was considered to be on topic.

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it might also be worth metioning cstheory.sx –  inspectorG4dget Dec 4 '12 at 3:00
    
I just did some looking, and I saw Cross Validated. The description seems to make it look like the best one for my question, it says that questions related to "statistical analysis, applied or theoretical," "machine learning," and "probability theory" are on-topic, whereas CS says to only ask "practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." I just want to know just so I can know, so I think that the first one would be better, but thanks for your help. (I usually begin some heavy research right after I post a question to an SE site.) –  JamesTheAwesomeDude Dec 4 '12 at 3:43
    
@inspectorG4dget CSTheory is for research-level problems, I don't think they would deem this on-topic there (not my philosophy, but that's their choice). –  jonsca Dec 4 '12 at 5:20

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