I'm looking for the most suitable place to ask a question about an algorithm for layouting a mixed constituency/dependency tree. Theoretical Computer Science seemed a good starting point, as it has a great number of algorithm questions, but I'm not sure whether Computational Science beta (http://scicomp.stackexchange.com/) might be the better option, seeing that I'm looking for a graph drawing algorithm (to be used for visualisation) rather than a graph algorithm.

What are your opinions?

Many thanks!

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    $\begingroup$ I think typically asking for software/implementation is off-topic here, the scope is research-level questions in TCS as explained in the FAQ and questions asking for software/implementation do not fall in this scope. (However there can be exceptional question asking for software when the question it is related to research in TCS and fall inside the scope of cstheory.) $\endgroup$
    – Kaveh
    Commented Jun 20, 2012 at 16:51
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, Kaveh. I'll refrain from asking the question, and instead review the FAQs again :). $\endgroup$
    – s.d
    Commented Jun 21, 2012 at 7:17
  • $\begingroup$ Hi again, I re-read your comment just now. In fact I wouldn't ask for software/implementation, but for a graph drawing algorithm. I'll edit my question to reflect this better. $\endgroup$
    – s.d
    Commented Jun 28, 2012 at 10:09

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If you're asking about graph drawing, that's certainly within scope. Graph drawing is a rich subcommunity at the intersection of graph theory and computational geometry.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. Yes, this would be about graph drawing, and more specifically an algorithm. $\endgroup$
    – s.d
    Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 11:48
  • $\begingroup$ Yup. Definitely post it. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 15:24
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, will do! $\endgroup$
    – s.d
    Commented Jun 23, 2012 at 8:32
  • $\begingroup$ Done. I really do hope the question is suitable. $\endgroup$
    – s.d
    Commented Jun 28, 2012 at 10:07

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