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Why is “How to stop genetic algorithm population converging to a single value” not being answered

I posted the question "How to stop genetic algorithm population converging to a single value" 11 days ago but it has received very little interest - only a single comment and my response to that ...
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What ways do you use to decide a question is 'good'?

I just got a reminder (while upvoting an answer) that I hadn't upvoted a question in a while. As it turned out, I had explicitly chosen to go to that particular question with the intent of upvoting ...
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Question about answering a self-study question

In Paired t-test or Independent t-test @Damien asks about paired vs. independent t-tests. Two commenters have asked him to say more, but I don't see how he can, given his level of evident confusion. I ...
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How to save a draft version of a question?

Is it possible to save a draft version of a question, and if so how? The only options I'm aware of on SE are to either post the question (and perform consecutive edits) or discard (and lose the draft ...
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Are Software Recommendation Questions Off-Topic for this website?

I have the following question: What software(s) would I need and how would I have to use them to create a box plot for data for which I only know the 95% confidence interval and mean? that I ...
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Multiple questions or one big question?

I have a series of questions related to something I have been working on. As they share the same background information, I originally wanted to post a big question with many multiple parts. On further ...
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Are questions about terminology off topic?

I just discovered this site, and I had a question that has been bugging me for a while. My question isn't so much about a concept as it is about terminology, so I thought I'd check whether this kind ...
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Can we help with multiple choice homework without violating site policy?

I recently answered a multiple choice question on CV and although the OP did not label it homework it obviously was. Should we try to give hints? I had a hard time finding a way to suggest an answer ...
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Will we soon exhaust questions?

Of course I really don't think that there are so few good statistical questions left to exhaust all questions, I have noticed that I will answer a question and find someone else saying that the ...
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How to handle controversial question with deleted answers?

I posted what with hindsight I now see is a controversial question: Elementary statistics for jurors I think the question is controversial in the sorts of answers to the question that it's ...
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What to do when the original question is transformed considerably after getting clarification?

I know that deleting one's own question is not encouraged on this site but I'm curious about this situation. This question prompted this inquiry. This began as a simple question about how to interpret ...
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Coping with reformulated questions

We have seen some questions where, after an initial struggle, the poser elects to initiate a new thread in the guise of a new question. For example, from today alone, we have Developing a ...