A SO style site for math questions seems like it would do well. It would be a helpful place for questions like this one about the probability of rolling a certain dice combination.

Is there any chance that a math related site will be opened?

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    Although not specified the question, you cite, as the asker, I can say it is actually programming related. I'm writing an algorithm to double check a program I wrote. – Ethan Heilman Jul 29 '09 at 22:29

There is one for serious mathematics of interest to the academic/research community:


Be sure to read its FAQ before posting!

  • I think there wasn't one when the question was asked. Judging from comments on other answers, ever StackExchange wasn't ready. – hasen Dec 9 '09 at 2:50
  • Yes, there wasn't. However, now, there is! – SLaks Dec 9 '09 at 2:58
  • Speaking as somebody who did very well as a math undergrad, and has taken math courses since, they've got a special tag for questions I can understand without difficulty: soft-question. – David Thornley Dec 9 '09 at 18:05
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    -1. Mathoverflow is for Serious mathematics of interest to the academic/research community. They do not welcome questions about the kind of math problems/questions that are often asked on this site. IMHO this answer should be unaccepted. SLaks: nothing personal, it's just that mathoverflow gets recommended often w/o people understanding what it's for. There is still a void for a math site to refer people to. – Jason S Jan 5 '10 at 15:50

We now have http://math.stackexchange.com which is targetted for math at all levels.


Obligatory answer:

You can start your own with StackExchange.

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    Until it's released (in 6-8 weeks, of course) StackExchange is vaporware to me. – David Locke Jul 29 '09 at 20:09
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    @David: Unless they rename it StackExchange Forever, I'm holding out hope. – Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 29 '09 at 20:15
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    I doubt the quality of StackExchange sites versus say the OG sites (stackoverflow, serverfault, etc). Stackoverflow has a full team of developers building a framework to solve the exact problems faced by stackoverflow. I really hope this isn't true, but a stackexchange site is likely to be a second class citizen to stackoverflow. – Ethan Heilman Jul 29 '09 at 22:35
  • Also if you feel like starting one, I'm totally down, 129 a month split 2 ways isn't that costly. – Ethan Heilman Jul 29 '09 at 22:38

It would be great, but we'd need a VERY GOOD EDITOR to be able to input all of the math constructs.

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    texify.com would work nicely – John Rasch Jul 29 '09 at 20:45
  • Why ? In tex, in mathml, in programming ... in all those, math expressions are expressed using regulra text. – Rook Sep 28 '09 at 20:37

If you think there's a good market for it, opening your own using the stackexchange engine is definitely an option!

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