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Are support-like queries for software packages on topic?

On Chemistry.SE we have gotten a question, which is about to be closed as off-topic: Band structure of cell with doping in CP2K (or via the Internet Archive). I understand that the topics involved ...
Martin - マーチン's user avatar
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I would like to see more questions about macroscopic methods here, do others agree?

In my opinion, Materials Modeling covers all scales of computational modeling of materials, including mesoscopic methods such as phase-field simulations, lattice Boltzmann models, and fluid materials. ...
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Is education advice on-topic for this site?

Disclaimer: I came from hot network posts and I have zero experience here. That said, the post in question is Is it Better For Me to Study Chemistry or Physics? In most other sites I observed, none ...
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Are questions about topics proximate to, but not exclusive to, matter modeling on-topic for the site?

I'm asking this because of a recent string of questions*: Which image format is best to use in a scientific paper? How can I learn LaTeX? How to determine the right size of Gnuplot terminal output? ...
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Does this site cover Computational Fluid Dynamics?

I was referred to this answer over at area 51 that answered the question how this site would differ from already existing SE-sites. The answer than names a couple of research fields (VASP, LAMMPS, ...
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Are questions about simulating low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) from crystal surfaces potentially on-topic?

A technique for deducing arrangements of atoms on crystal surfaces is Low Energy Electron Diffraction or LEED. The positions of the spots (diffracted directions) can often be reproduced just by ...
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What topics can I ask about here?

The help page What topics can I ask about here? says: Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question. That leaves some wiggle ...
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Is MMSE the right site for asking materials science questions?

I am Materials science Ph.D. student. I just want to know is it the right site I am in to ask my question related to materials science related field?
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How does this site differ from the Chemistry.SE?

Typically, SE sites decide their topicality independently from each other. But knowing Chemistry.SE a little bit, I am thinking about, what is the topic of the site, what would not be on topic on ...
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Why moderators of Matter Modeling SE encourage off-topic questions?

Recently Matter Modeling SE became a site that attracts lots of off-topic questions (see a recent one here that is more suitable for SO and has nothing to do with matter modeling: Is there a way to do ...
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