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. Jul 29, 2009 at 22:29

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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, 2009 at 2:50
  • Yes, there wasn't. However, now, there is!
    – SLaks
    Dec 9, 2009 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. Dec 9, 2009 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, 2010 at 15:50

We now have https://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. Jul 29, 2009 at 20:09
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    @David: Unless they rename it StackExchange Forever, I'm holding out hope. Jul 29, 2009 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. Jul 29, 2009 at 22:35
  • Also if you feel like starting one, I'm totally down, 129 a month split 2 ways isn't that costly. Jul 29, 2009 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, 2009 at 20:45
  • Why ? In tex, in mathml, in programming ... in all those, math expressions are expressed using regulra text.
    – Rook
    Sep 28, 2009 at 20:37

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