A while back, I came across the algorithms tag, and thought it was kind of cool. Only one question uses it so far (as of the writing of this question), but there's the potential for development, which I saw after a brief conversation in chat.
I'm tempted to ask a couple questions using the tag, but I'd like to know about possible ground rules first. Here are a few questions I have about the tag:
- Should questions be about hypothetical algorithms - i.e. about how to make an algorithm to do something - or about an actual implemented algorithm that someone else has made?
- Should questions be more technical or casual - that is, might actual code be used in an answer, or pseudocode?
- Should questions be about the code behind a computation, or the mathematics behind a computation (i.e. coming up with an equation/algorithm to determine population size)?
I can break these questions up into separate meta questions, but I figured that it might be good to consolidate discussion about the scope of the tag into one place, since it hasn't been discussed much yet, if at all.