I have an algorithm in textual form(in English) from a research paper that deals with meteorology/climatology . If I convert the textual algorithm into pseudo code can I ask it as a question here for confirmation or does it belong to Computational Science Stack Exchange ? The data structures that will support the algorithm are irrelevant as far the question is concerned.

  • $\begingroup$ In addition to pseudo code, another way to represent an algorithm is via a flowchart. $\endgroup$
    – Fred
    May 19, 2015 at 1:10

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We never ended up discussing it really but the last time we mentioned it people seemed ok with it. I would certainly think that it would be on-topic as long as the question stops at the algorithm, i. e. off-topic if the question is about dealing with errors in the code but on-topic if trying to figure out the validity of an algorithm.

  • $\begingroup$ there will not be any "code" specific to a programming language in my question. It will be "psuedocode" i.e. language agnostic. The algorithm in the research paper is mostly English with some explanation. I want to convert it to suitable code but I have to verify if my algorithm is correct or not. $\endgroup$
    – user1066
    May 15, 2015 at 16:12
  • $\begingroup$ Then I see no problem with you asking the question $\endgroup$
    – plannapus
    May 16, 2015 at 6:30

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