There is currently a proposal for a mathematical modeling stackexchange on Area51:


This is intended to have no overlap with physicsSE; questions that are on-topic on one site should be off topic on the other. With that said, the site is still in the definition phase, so it needs people to post suggested mathematical modeling questions that they would like to see answered in the future. These questions can then be voted on by others (a 5 vote limit) to decide what the site should be about.

This should help with any questions that are too experience based for MathSE and too mathematical or too localized for PhysicsSE

  • $\begingroup$ A note: It is perfectly OK for site topics to overlap, as long as one is not a subset of the other. $\endgroup$ – Manishearth Jul 14 '13 at 15:37
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    $\begingroup$ There already is a Computational Science beta. So why create another site? $\endgroup$ – Pulsar Jul 14 '13 at 17:05
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    $\begingroup$ Like Pulsar I see that as almost entirely a subset of SciComp.SE. The only possible exceptions would be for game-like models which are covered under GameDev.SE. $\endgroup$ – dmckee Jul 14 '13 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ As I explained in the comments here, this is not a duplicate of Computational Science. The only modeling questions allowed on SciComp (based on their help center) are those asking how to numerically solve for a particular quantity on a computer. There's quite a bit more to mathematical modeling than that, such as questions about modeling principles/model building, what models exist for a particular system, what approximations are valid, etc. None of those are on-topic on SciComp. $\endgroup$ – Logan M Jul 15 '13 at 1:31
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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Consider supporting proposals of other SE science sites $\endgroup$ – EnergyNumbers May 30 '16 at 8:35

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