I am new to this site but not new to SE. I am examining an algorithm that has been published and the software that comes along with the algorithm. Are questions related to testing of the algorithm using some sample data on topic ? I presume that they would be based on the tags that are available but being new I just want to check before I post something irrelevant. The data structure is a Skip List but I could not find any tags related to that data structure.



Are your questions about how the algorithm (in pseudocode) can be tested in principle? Such as, which strategies would be appropriate, how to generate random test instances, etc.
Then yes, probably ontopic.

Are they about how to use some testing framework to test an implementation? Such as, how to implement a certain test strategy, or how to generate random numbers in language X, etc.
No, probably offtopic. Software Engineering and/or Stack Overflow are more suited.

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    $\begingroup$ it is the former according to me but I maybe wrong. Anyways once the question is posted I will be informed one way or the other. Thanks for the clarification. $\endgroup$
    – gansub
    Oct 14 '18 at 14:39

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