[Haskell-cafe] Off-topic: Mathematics

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Tue Aug 30 20:04:06 CEST 2011

On 29/08/2011 01:13 PM, Christopher Done wrote:
> There's also #math on freenode, but it's a scary wilderness.
> On 29 August 2011 13:34, Benedict Eastaugh<ionfish at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On 29 August 2011 09:34, Andrew Coppin<andrewcoppin at btinternet.com>  wrote:
>>> This is fairly wildly off-topic but... does anybody know of a good forum
>>> where I can ask questions about mathematics and get authoritative answers?
>> Apart from math.stackexchange.com and mathoverflow.net, which people
>> have already mentioned, people often discuss mathematics on
>> #haskell-blah on Freenode.

I know of several places where I can ask maths questions and half a 
dozen people will take guesses at what the correct solution might be. I 
haven't yet found anywhere where I can say "when would a chi-squared 
test be more appropriate than a KS test?" and get an informed, 
knowledgeable answer. (Answers from people who /know/ what they're 
talking about rather than just /think/ they know.)

Anyway, from this thread I've got the names of a few places to start 
looking. And that's really what I was hoping for. Thanks for the tips.

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