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Creating a new tag for Julia language

I wanted to create a new tag for Julia language, which already exists in Stack Overflow. But, as I do not have a question in order to create a tag, I wanted to know how do I do it. Update: So, there ...
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Many threads about combining p-values without the [combining-p-values] tag

There seem to be quite a few questions that refer to Fisher's or Stouffer's method for combining p-values, but without the corresponding combining-p-values tag. Would it help the site to tag those ...
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Do we want tag warnings?

(Stolen shamelessly from Meta.AskUbuntu.) StackOverflow recently introduced "just in time" tag warnings. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them avoid ...
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What is the [plm] tag for?

The plm tag has no tag wiki, no explanation. What is it for? I would like to add an tag wiki, but need first to know why it is there.
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Display tag excerpt on hover when editing questions?

While editing question, sometimes one needs to check that the correct tags are present. Sometimes one needs to check the tag information in order to say it is relevant or not. So, for checking ...
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Tag synonym question, with an application to adaboost and boosting

Adaboost is an early example for a boosting algorithm. Does that make the adaboost tag a candidate for a tag synonym with boosting? Or is the policy that special cases can get their own tag? If so, ...
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Data on things like tag views and upvote fractions

Is it possible to see (or generate / retrieve) data on things like which tags are the most widely viewed ones on CV, or what fraction of answers receive an upvote (or the distribution of upvotes on ...
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Shouldn't we name the caret tag “r-caret” for consistency with SO?

Shouldn't we name the caret tag r-caret for consistency with SO? (The main reason is compatibility. Another minor reason is we frequently migrate questions CV <-> SO. So if you migrate SO->CV, the ...
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Tagging answers nor questions [duplicate]

From time to time there are questions that provoke answers that reach far beyond the initial question, for example, explain in detail some basic issues, or use detailed examples of some specific ...
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Ambiguous [confidence] tag

I just noticed that there is a confidence tag - it does not have a description and it is hard to guess what is its purpose? Is it about confidence intervals (it has multiple questions tagged both ...
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Create analysis tag

A recurrent issue in our forum is applied analysis questions. Not only are there ample examples in the CV network, but it comes up in Meta repeatedly. I think questions of the nature are appropriate ...
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The [kernel] tag is dead

Well, it took a while, but I'm finally done with this effort: every question in kernel has been sorted into kernel-trick and/or kernel-density-estimate. kernel is now empty; a moderator should ...
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Are questions on statistical language valid and do we need statistical-language tag?

I am referring here to recent question: versus (vs.): how to properly use this word in data analysis that asked about proper usage of "versus" word in describing relations between variables in data ...
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The kernel tag is a mess – should it be changed?

The unfortunate collision of the word "kernel" as in "kernel density estimate" and the separate use as in "reproducing kernel Hilbert space" is making the kernel tag kind of confusing. The tag wiki ...
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Do we need a unique “rstudio” tag?

I've observed that there are a small number of questions tagged as "rstudio." Is this strictly necessary? It seems to me that it would prevent splintering of R-related questions across multiple tags ...
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Proposal: add reference-request as a synonym for references

references has 718 questions, synonyms books, sources and resources and a tag wiki that seems to cover requesting references: "References" is our generic tag for questions seeking information ...
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New interesting page: TagOverflow

There is a new interesting page, called TagOverflow (I came to it from math SE Meta). Its results for Cross Validated are here. Or, copied in here: For discussion here: What can this teach ...
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Number of tags versus number of views

I noticed that some questions with many tags get low views. Is that a coincidence? If I want to avoid getting low views, should I use fewer or more tags? I have no intention of abusing tags to ...
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Shouldn't we merge [definition] into [terminology]? Please vote

I think whatever the difference between definition (60 questions) and terminology (247 questions) might possibly be, in practice these tags are used interchangeably. Therefore I suggest hard-merging ...
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Meta CV tag - [statistics] vs [site-statistics]

A recent suggested edit to the statistics tag wiki (and excerpt) came up. The change was to make it explicitly for discussion of statistics relating to activity ...
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Is it okay to re-tag a lot of old questions when appropriate ([kernel] $\to$ [kernel-trick])?

kernel and kernel-trick are two different tags on CV, with the first one reserved for kernel smoothing and density estimating, and the second one for kernel trick in maching learning (kernel SVM, ...
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Homogeneity tag incorrectly merged?

The homogeneity tag seems to map to "heteroskedasticity" This is problematic because homogeneity of variance is not the only form of homogeneity people are interested in. Consider, for example, this ...
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ab-test is not a technical term

Should the tag ab-test test be removed from the list or made into a synonym? It is jargon for the BI community and we should encourage use of proper technical terms to preserve the consistency of the ...
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Should distribution tags always include “-distribution”?

Should any tag for a distribution include that -distribution, or only when necessary for disambiguation? For example, the following distribution tags do not include that suffix: chi-squared: ...
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Could someone create tag Rayleigh-distribution?

Apparently I'm far away from the reputation required to do this. (Or is there a reason not to do this? Granted one can simply search the site for "Rayleigh," but I assume the tags are there so ...
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Why are there no soft question, advice, career development tags on Cross Validated?

As I assume that many of you are aware, there are no [soft-question], [advice], or ...
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Visualisation tag

Based on the answer to Synonym merging suggestion for users with under 2.5k?... I noticed the recent creation of a visualisation tag and also a little used data-visualisation, both spelled with an ...
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Should “text-mining” tag become “text-analysis” instead?

Currently tag "text-mining" has a definition that somehow mixes up data mining on text and text classification. Also, there is no other general tag like "text-analysis" that covers the broader field. ...
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Are half of “tag-synonyms” questions duplicative of “Current tag synonym candidates”?

Are half of tag-synonyms questions duplicative of Current tag synonym candidates? Some debate on the utility of this thread occurred in its comments. Let this question serve as a home for a revival ...
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Do we need a tag for “Facebook”?

I just saw a proposed tag for "Facebook" based on (I believe) one question; further, I voted to close that question. Do we need a tag for "Facebook"? Does having extra tags in the system do any harm? ...
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Tag-related problems with migrations from MathOverflow

Recently there were some discussions on MathOverflow and Mathematics and Meta Stack Overflow related to an automatic check on tags that is performed when a question is migrated: It is checked if at ...
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The 'dispersion' tag is ambiguous

There is a new tag: dispersion, which I just edited. It can, I believe, refer to at least two different things: Measures of spread of a distribution or set of values (e.g. the sd, the interquartile ...
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What could be done with respect to tag “big-list”?

I tried to put some more effort into this question, so I reformulated it. Furthermore, this is not about closing questions labeled as big-list. What could we do about the tag big-list (x38)? It ...
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Encouraging questioners to answer their own self-study questions

I just had a thought: we should encourage askers of [self-study] questions to write up (and accept) the answers the answers that they end up with. The question here is: is that a good idea? If we ...
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Distinguishing between types of GMM

GMM is an abbreviation for Generalized Method of Moments Gaussian Mixture Models Growth Mixture Models The second usage seems to be far more common on CV, but now that Lars Hansen has finally won ...
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I cannot add comments on cross validated!

I have been a user on cross validated website for quite some time. Around a month ago, I was suddenly unable to add tags to my questions or to add comments to any question. I have contacted the ...
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Tags on meta.CV about “questions”

Cross Validated Meta has four related tags and I am trying to understand them. I believe they are different (at least some of them) but not sure how. Tag excerpts do not exist for these yet. ...
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Changing the beta tag

I was looking through questions tagged with "beta" on the main site recently. I found a large split in its usage; the majority of questions referred to the beta distribution. On the other hand, a ...
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Issue with [students-t] tag

I've only just really noticed the students-t tag. It has no tag wiki and appears to be being used for both the t-test and the t-distribution (with, at a quick glance, more using it to refer to the ...
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Tag “recommendations”

Under the tag recommendations there are 14 threads: 10 threads deals with recommender-system (49 uses). They are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 [closed], 7, 8, 9, 10. 4 threads asks for references (237 uses). ...
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Please create tag `covariate`

I am surprised to see that a covariate tag does not yet exist, as it would be more applicable than any of the other tags I had to settle for when posting this ...
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Suggestion to make tag “kolmogorov-smirnov” a synonym of tag “kolmogorov-smirnov-test”

kolmogorov-smirnov and kolmogorov-smirnov-test look like they addressing the same topic. The latter seems to be a more specific name and the description accompanying it seems a little better. While ...
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Tags that have broad concept but also address a specific software function

Regarding filling the tag excerpt: What can be done when the tag name represents both a function of a statistical software, but its name also suggests a broader concept of usage? Example: The lme ...
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How should the `sample-size` tag be used?

sample-size is one of our most popular tags (54th), categorizing 232 threads as of July 14, 2013. However, the topic sample size is very broad and not very distinctive, in my opinion. There are a ...
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What is the difference between tags “validity” and “validation”?

Should validity and validation be synonyms, or there is a difference in meaning between them? So far (07th, July, 2013): validity was used 16 times on CV and validation 69 times. Edit 1: This is a ...
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Error tag is ambiguous

Currently, the tag error has been used mainly for two purposes on CV: Statistical measure of deviation; Notification messages shown when statistics-related software fails. We have a residuals tag. ...
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Independence tag

I think the independence tag should be split in two (or something): One for independent data the other for independent variables. These are often confusing.
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Is it reasonable to go tag-hunting?

Occasionally I have done a search like this: smirnov -[kolmogorov-smirnov] to locate posts that mention a word that's likely connected to the tag, but doesn't ...
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Should the gmm tag be added?

I would like to suggest adding the gmm tag for growth mixture modeling. This would help when asking questions specific to this area. There are a number of questions on this topic, e.g.: How are the ...
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Should the homework tag be deprecated?

Apparently the use of the homework tag was deprecated on SO. This is actually mentioned in the same meta that our FAQ points to in describing how to ask/answer homework questions. However, elsewhere ...