Questions tagged [scope]

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To what extent are math questions allowed?

There is a similar question: Should questions that are useful and relevant on Mathematics SE be copied across to Operations Research SE? But mine is about questions that could go on Mathematics or ...
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Revisiting whether non-OR questions about OR software should be on topic

In this post on meta, I suggested that programming-related questions should be on topic, provided that they require some amount of OR-related expertise and implied that questions about, say, ...
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Should questions about probability distributions be on topic?

We got a few questions about probability distributions, e.g. here and here. Are those questions on-topic for the OR stackexchange?
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Should we allow questions about homework problems?

Should we allow questions about homework problems? Opinions about this question on other sites of the SE network range from “no way” to “of course”. The overall consensus seems to be that the answer ...
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Should questions related to career in OR be considered as on topic

Should we consider questions such as: What are the typical responsibilities of an Operation Research Developer? What are good interview questions to ask when hiring an Operation Research Analyst? ...
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Don't forget to close (and reopen) vote!

An important part of the private beta is to determine the scope of this site: i.e. deciding which questions should be asked here, and which should not. While there are a few meta post about what ...
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Are questions about the *field* of OR on-topic?

This question -- Why the programming code of many algorithms are not public in OR community? -- is about the field of OR. It is not a question about a topic within OR. Is that on topic? Note: There ...
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Should program/solver/package specific questions be allowed?

Should we allow questions regarding concrete solvers (e.g. gurobi, cplex etc.) and other packages? See for example question "When does Gurobi add cuts from callback". Note that commercial packages ...
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Should questions about book overviews and other study sources be on topic (possibly as wiki)?

Most of us are regularly searching for reliable and decent sources such as books that clearly explain new topics. Due to the abundance of sources it is more likely to get lost than finding the right ...
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Should programming/coding questions about OR be on topic?

Should questions that are about programming/coding aspects of OR be on topic? For example, questions about solvers, modeling languages, coding one's own heuristic, etc.? I'll post my own opinion ...
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Solver Survey at OR.SE

There are many solvers claiming they are the best/fastest in their field. But there are many optimization classes and solvers for different purposes. I always wanted to have a platform to let people ...
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Should resource recommendations be on-topic?

Today we got our first resource recommendation question (yay!), asking if there are similar resources to COIN-OR and Google's optimization software. There are a lot of sites that allow recommendation ...