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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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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 ...
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Should most R tags be replaced with package tags?

The R tag covers an enormous number of questions, many of which aren't really about R in general, but how to use a specific package. There appear to have already been some grumblings about this in ...
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Should tags refer to the answer as well as the question?

In some instances the question doesn't itself fit a particular tag, but the accepted answer/popular answers do. If tags are a useful guide for others then it could make sense to re-tag based on the ...
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Tag merge: average and averages

I noticed that there are both tags average and averages. Is there any subtle difference in meaning between the two? That plural form of the tag doesn't have a tag wiki, so I'd suggest making it a ...
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Tag Map for CrossValidated

I've just made a map of tags for CrossValidated. In short: tag size is related to tag popularity and edges are related to tag co-occurrences in questions (or more precisely: the observed/expected ...
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Should we have a tag for questions about pre-post treatment designs?

I follow (with interest) questions and answers that talk about pre-post experimental or quasi-experimental research designs. I have noted quite a few questions that ask about this particular research ...
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Redundant tags: mixed effects and related models

Recently a question came up that I felt had several redundant tags for variants of multilevel or mixed-effects models. As far as I can tell, there are six tags I can find that are related to this ...
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Blacklist the “output” tag?

Seven questions are tagged with "output". To me it seems this tag is ambiguous, without any special meaning or use, and in fact it may often signal that a question should be migrated (in the cases ...
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Add tags for sequencing, sequence analysis or TraMineR?

I'm currently starting an online course for social sequence analysis using the R package TraMineR. We plan to use stats.stackexchange.com to support the course and the evolving social sequence ...
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Synonyms for the “Test” tags

Stats.SE seems to have a few ambiguous / synonymous tags: test x 49 testing x 23 hypothesis-testing x 497 The former two are even missing a description. I'll leave merging and creating appropriate ...
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Should the data-visualization and figure tags be merged?

Should the data-visualization and figures tags be merged? There is no wiki description for ...
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Should we tag questions that smell like homework?

This is related to, but not a duplicate of, How should we deal with obvious homework questions Homework questions have certain characteristics - vague, sample data, inclusion of instructions meant ...
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What to do with unnecessary tags?

I've found some information on the meta about merging tags by proposing synonyms, but what about the case where the asker of a question creates a tag whose necessity is debatable? If this does overlap ...
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Is there any rhyme or reason in how the tags are ordered?

If I edit a question to add tags, when the question is re-posted, the tags are shuffled from the order in which they had appeared. Is there some principle that governs the resulting order? I can't ...
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What does the kernel tag refer to?

I was reviewing the "kernel" tag and this tag may refer to several different items. In statistics, Kernel has a particular meaning. However, a commonly encountered use of the term kernel in the ...
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Why is there no “parameter” tag?

When choosing tags for the question: " Is there a difference between the "maximum probability" and the "mode" of a parameter? " I was surprised to find no "parameter" tag. I ...
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Can we have a self-study tag?

There are lots of good questions on CV asking for references for self study, or for methods of learning, or other self study resources (a search for ...
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Tags for random forests

At the moment there are two separate tags for questions relating to random forests, randomforest and random-forest. Should these be merged into one? If so, I suggest using random-forest.
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“Nonparametric” tag wiki

An energetic community member has proposed a substantial tag wiki for the nonparametric tag. Because it includes so much, I thought it would benefit from the community participating in improving it ...
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Tag request: [tag:analytic-form]

This question: Steps to figure out a posterior distribution when it might be simple enough to have an analytic form? leads me to idea we need analytic-form tag. There might be plenty other similar ...
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renaming the online tag to online-algorithms

If you browse the online tag, you will see that most questions are about online algorithms but a few are about online (as in internet) resources, such as: Statistics for online dating sites Online ...
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Cleaning up tags: merging

There seem to be a number of tags that could be merged, e.g. there is "book" and "books" (hmm.. both with 16 followers, I wonder what the overlap is.. :) ). This seems to be an ongoing topic of ...
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What should be included in tag wiki excerpt for statistical software?

I just made a tag wiki for sas, and have previously made ones for spss and excel. Within these I try to provide various resources I think posters who ask questions related to these specific software ...