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Which computer science / programming Stack Exchange do I post in?

I'm taking Algorithms this term and I wanted to know where I should post questions about material in the course.

Is it Stack Overflow or Progammers SE or another SE site? (I wasn't able to discern from the FAQ.)

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Rule of thumb: If there's code in your question, SO. If there's no code, programmers. – AndrewC Jan 30 '13 at 2:15
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There's also Computer Science, which you might want to investigate – Shog9 Jan 30 '13 at 5:38
    
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From the Help Center for Programmers SE:

If you have a question about...

algorithm and data structure concepts

Those kinds of high level questions can go there.

On the other hand, if your implementation isn't working, go to Stack Overflow and we'll look at your specific coding bug.

If your implementation is working and you want to make it better, take it to Code Review.

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Ah, so on SO I would ask why my results aren't correct, or why my code is resulting in an error. And on Programmers, I would ask about say, the mathematical proof behind the algorithm. Is this correct? – user208596 Jan 30 '13 at 2:21
    
@user39902 Sounds good to me :) – Jeff Jan 30 '13 at 2:37
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Even though Programmers have that in their FAQ, Computer Science is the better address for algorithms questions, at least if you want some amount of rigor. That's in my completely biased experience. – Raphael Feb 10 '15 at 15:55
    
No, mathematical proofs go on mathematics.SE!!! – Lightness Races in Orbit Dec 22 '15 at 13:11
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Thanks @Aaron, great edit. – Jeff Mar 7 at 20:04
    
@Jeff Please add with your answer what/When to ask Computer Science? – Kanagavelu Sugumar Apr 24 at 3:55
    
@KanagaveluSugumar I don't really hang out much on Computer Science, so I've changed my answer to Community Wiki - feel free to edit it with additional relevant content :) – Jeff Apr 24 at 4:34