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Would a question about R for a specific application be on-topic?

I wanted to know whether R would be suited to real time monitoring of a system. In my application, I need to read data from a serial connection and plot it in real time. Also, whether there is a ...
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Should I opt for a comprehensive answer at the price of making it a long one?

I am rather new to the .SE sites (started with math.SE and then expanded to CV) but during these last three months I had some time on my hands and I have answered a fair number of questions (93 in ...
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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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Would this question (closed on Skeptics) on firearms risks be on-topic on CrossValidated?

This interesting question was closed at Skeptics: Is owning a handgun for personal protection justifiable under risk analysis? The question involves quite a bit of statistics. Is such applied ...
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Is a question about formatting a figure on topic here?

I just asked the question how to label a constant y-axis in a grid of plots? Technically, it is about 'visualizing data', and I expect that cv.SE users would have good answers, but I am not sure if ...
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Data Sourcing: We need to make up our mind

Referencing this proposal on Area 51: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/37195 and this post here: What is the income distribution in the U.S., in 1% increments? We have at least one mod (mbq) ...