I have recently started solving problems with Python. Many of the programming problems involve complex algorithms and are hard to solve. I need help knowing if the code I've written produces wrong answers.

For example, I have written code for questions like this, and they produce wrong answers. So, can I ask such questions on the site? If not, is there another SE site which solves the above problems?

You see, the question may look like debugging from a point of view and hence StackOverflow doesn't allow it.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Debugging per-se might not be what Stack Overflow users want to do, but if you pinpoint the problem somewhat, and write a clear and specific problem, I believe that your question would be welcome on Stack Overflow. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 25, 2016 at 16:30

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Such code is what we consider broken code. As explained in the on-topic help centre, such code is not welcome here.

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  • Trouble-shooting, debugging, or understanding code snippets

then your question is off-topic for this site.

We don't trouble-shoot. Once you get it working as intended to the best of your knowledge, feel free to post your code. We can help you out improving it once it works.


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