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Is there anything wrong with this question?

I am really puzzled that this question received no response, it does not seem to be a difficult question, it is simply asking for the opinion of when to use one method over another. Is this because it ...
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Where should I ask a question about numerical issue about the EM algorithms?

I was trying to implement the EM algorithm (on GMM) in code, however, I was getting that in high dimension, I get numerical issues when computing the E-step: $$p(j|x^{(t)}) = \frac{ p(j) N(x^{(t)} | ...
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What happened to this question?

So I answered this question Jelly Donut Puzzle - What Can Statistics Say About These Donuts My answer got downvoted but that is not the point. The point is that the question got -4 votes, and all ...
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Question about recommended readings

I am trying to do a community talk about hypothesis testing and want to focus on significance testing and p-values in particular. They have been a bit in the news as well recently (with some journal ...
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I attempted to make a FAQ-style question; does it make sense?

There have been several discussions on meta about how to organize frequently asked questions, and one idea is that one can simply write and answer such a question, creating a thread that can later be ...
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Which site is the best to ask about reinforcement learning?

Reinforcement learning is part of ML and I know ML is a good topic here. However, I know there is a data science and a computer science site (and maths etc). I was wondering, where would a ...
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Questions asking to check answers to end-of-chapter exercises. Appropriate or not?

I like to answer end-of-chapter exercises in various econometrics textbooks. Most of the time, there's no solution manual for me to check my answers. I wonder if it is appropriate for me to post such ...
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Is it okay to edit the title of a question to make it broad enough to fully encompass an existing/accepted answer?

I know that people here are very squeamish and punctilious about editing questions of others, and rightly so (see editing is not rewriting). But here is one particular situation that I would like to ...
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Let's curate “What's a real-world example of “overfitting”?”

The following question was recently asked on the main site, and quickly showed up on Hot Network Questions and gained many views. What's a real-world example of "overfitting"? Let's ...
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Is it ok to ask for guidance on my research project?

I am a novice in statistics and would like some guidance in data analysis for my research project. I just want to make sure that it is ok to post my research question, method, and ask the community ...
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Chat to attract answers?

Suppose I have some questions that I would like to see answered. May I use the chat to attract (indiscriminately) some users' attention towards my questions?
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Where should I ask a question about artificial intelligence?

I was interested in knowing which stack exchange site is appropriate for artificial Intelligence questions. Specifically, I wanted to understand the following statement better: statistical ...
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Following questions and tags

It seems to me that it might be useful to have the questions you are participating in or following / favorited readily available from your home page. In order to go back to my questions I have to ...
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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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How to ask a “good” question on CrossValidated?

Background First of all please note that I have been a user on SE sites for over two years now; more than 20 months on CV. While active on StackOverflow and Sports.SE I never quite managed to get ...
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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 ...