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Regarding the passing away of Bruce E. Trumbo

Today, it has been noted (by Nick Cox in Ten Fold) that recently Dr. Bruce E. Trumbo, professor emeritus of statistics, biostatistics, and mathematics, author of two books, and most prominently one of ...
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Disappearing questions?

A few hours ago, I posted a comment and an answer to a question (deleted questions are only visible for users with enough rep). Someone had found a nonstandard parameterization of the negative ...
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Profusion of threads on log transform - find candidates for FAQ tag

We regularly get questions about log transforming dependent variables, which in some quarters appears to be seen as a magic silver bullet that solves all problems, because apparently, "everything ...
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How to ask statistical questions about sensitive or taboo topics (e.g. pornography)?

I recently asked the question Discovering groupings of descriptive tags from porn in a way that I felt avoided being overly explicit. I chose to mention that the question is about the analysis ...
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Incorrect number of badges?

In the top bar of this Cross Validated Meta site, I see that I have one gold, six silver, and five bronze badges. In my profile pages, however, I see one gold (fanatic), one silver (enthusiast), and ...
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Obtaining answers with site imposed stumbling blocks that stifle and prevent communication and feedback

So I'm having a problem with running neural network code presented in an online Python training course. I've checked and double checked the code I've written/copied from the presentation, and it is ...
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What should the "MathJax help" link (in the LaTeX section of the "Editing Help" page) point to?

The moderators recently received the following message from the SE community team: As you may know, on sites where MathJax is enabled, the /editing-help page ...
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Should we undelete reasonable questions that have been closed as duplicates?

I occasionally see reasonable questions get deleted by their authors after being closed as duplicates. Here's one recent example: https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/588900/does-fixed-effect-and-...
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Should or can a formatter for Mathematica code be added?

Update: I have found out that my request below has nothing to do with this site. But because there are at least a few folks occasionally posting Mathematica code, I'll shortly provide an answer with ...
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Why are these blog recommendations questions considered off-topic?

There are a few Mathematical Statistics/Statistical Learning Theory blogs I enjoy reading, and wanted to ask on the main site for recommendations of similar theory-focused Statistics/ML blogs, as I ...
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A Proposal for a Change to the Bounty Rules

I'd like to propose a modification to the rules for awarding a bounty on Cross Validated. A couple of times, including this recent one, I have provided a legitimate answer to a question, been the ...
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Two 50-point bounties at once?

I found a question in need of an answer, so I went to post a bounty of 50. The lowest option available was 100. Is this because I have another 50-point bounty happening simultaneously?
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Why is my CV question here duplicated on 'Solve Forum'?

I was doing an image search for other examples of something relating to a question I had already asked on Cross Validated, and came across this word-for-word copy: https://solveforum.com/forums/...
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A published article uses statistical analyses that don't seem appropriate to me. Can I ask for clarification as to if and why the analysis is valid?

First, I considered posting this on the academia SE, but since this is more a question of statistical validity, I thought it more appropriate to post here. If there are similar questions/answers here ...
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Is the tag `statistical-confidence` portmanteau of `confidence-interval` and `statistical-significance` and should it be deleted?

Update: I've re-tagged all questions tagged with statistical-confidence. I came across a question tagged statistical-confidence: Find the confidence in an accuracy measurement. I interpreted it as a ...
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How to adapt this Philosophy.SE question to fit CV on-topic standards?

I asked this question on Philosophy Stack Exchange: Epistemic value of multiple eyewitness accounts: single event vs. multiple events given a fixed number of eyewitnesses? Intuitively speaking, ...
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math.SE is to MathOverflow as stats.SE is to ________

My (perhaps incorrect) impression is that few stats.SE regular users specialize in modern research-level statistics and that the website is most appropriate for undergraduate or masters level content, ...
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Why there are no tags for score-test and nuisance parameter or wikipedia?

Why not add tags for Rao's score-test and nuisance-parameter? Some questions are about wikipedia.org definitions. Why not introduce a wikipedia.org tag?
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Suggestion: delete [comparison] tag

The comparison tag has 121 questions, almost half of which have zero upvotes and only one of which has a score >10. There is no tag wiki or usage guidance. A substantial proportion of statistical ...
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Profusion of threads on imbalanced data - can we merge/deem canonical any?

We appear to have a number of overlapping threads on imbalanced data. Here are just a few of the more highly-upvoted ones: Are unbalanced datasets problematic, and (how) does oversampling (purport to) ...
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AWS will be sponsoring Cross Validated

We're thrilled to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Cross Validated starting on July 18 through December 31. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you through what that means. How and where ...
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Showing a function source code and asking what it does

I am a statistics newbie and I have recently ported a function or subroutine in fortran into python. But I have no idea what it does. Is it on topic to ask such questions here ? I am looking to find ...
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Should mentioning "potential" ethical issues with data analysis/display be part of an answer?

On another StackExchange site (https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/270097/remove-outliers-in-boxwhiskerchart?noredirect=1#comment674078_270097), I've run into resistance because of my ...
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Unclear questions according to the Community Bot

I arrived at this question. When I arrived, it had been posted one minute ago, had three views, one upvote, and a single comment, posted by the Community Bot 57 seconds ago (so well within a minute ...
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Is this platform losing significance?

In a discussion with an ex-user of the platform, I noticed how some policies of the platform are too harsh, and hence users do not have a pleasant experience, especially for those who are new to ...
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delete post please

I would like that my post Consecutive steps to get the posterior of parameters : 1) determine fiducials, 2) Fisher information's formalism, 3) Validation with MCMC estimation to be deleted please. ...
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(Why) does CV post comments under my name and without notifying me?

While I was interacting with this question, I noticed that the author incorporated the comments to ask an equivalent question (instead of editing the original one). Since I think that this constituted ...
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When should an answer be given as opposed to just giving a hint

It's my impression that on this site (and https://math.stackexchange.com/) that many times questions aren't answered but just hints in the comments are given. (This is different on https://...
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System is systematically changing URLs in many of my posts

Many of my posts which have links to blog articles such as https://fharrell.com/post/po are having the URLs systematically changed to http://www.fharrell.com/p/blog-page.html which is not even a valid ...
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How to ask a good [references] question?

It's very common for users to want to find references about a specific topic in machine learning, statistics, or probability. Often, these questions start from a place where the user doesn't know what ...
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My upvoting policy

Some time ago I decided to employ a policy for upvoting the questions: When I answer the question, it means that it was worth answering, so I automatically upvote it. There are some minor exceptions ...
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Using personal data for reproducible examples

Recently someone posted a few questions that contain an extract of what appears to health-related data: here, here and all their questions so far actually. It's only 10 data points but it seems to ...
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Increasing reputation needed for creating tags?

At present, the reputation threshold for creating new tags is at 300, making this accessible for relatively new and inexperienced users. A lot of new tags created now (2022) are unnecessary, or simply ...
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Why does the “programming” closure message not mention Stack Overflow?

When we close questions that appear to be about programming, a message appears that links to Open Data or to a CV Meta post about software support. Not mentioning Stack Overflow seems like a gigantic ...
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Tag *random* very non-specific

The tag random (without wiki) seems to be used for a lot of different things, like random factors, random variables, ... Probably a lot should be retagged, and the rest changed (by a synonym) to tag ...
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Indenting code snippets?

A moderator edited one of my answers, but just to add indent the whole thing. See https://stats.stackexchange.com/a/22574/5503 This seems to be a pointless edit: if that kind of indent is desirable ...
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Is this question appropriate - Is it necessary to report on the step-by-step results from a model-building process?

I would like to ask a question on CrossValidated about statistics reporting, rather than statistical analysis itself. The question is: Is it necessary to report on the step-by-step results from a ...
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What to do about obsolete, or out-of-date questions, specifically this one about neural networks?

Some questions have answers which are obsolete, or outdated. One prominent example is How to choose the number of hidden layers and nodes in a feedforward neural network? This question has an answer ...
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Why can’t I edit this post? [closed]

The following question has some formatting issues that I wanted to correct. Econometrics problem with regression I cannot edit it, even though I can edit other questions (not just my own). What’s ...
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New tag [tag:probability-limit-theorems]

Created just now probability-limit-theorems I just copied from here: https://math.stackexchange.com/tags/probability-limit-theorems/info What do you think?
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Big Thank You for All Your Help!

I have just finished self-studying my way through Mathematical Statistics with Applications, 5th Ed., by Wackerly, Mendenhall, and Scheaffer. I read every word, and solved every problem (well over 1k)....
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How should reviewers handle questions with awful formatting? [duplicate]

From time to time when reviewing questions I stumble upon posts that are terribly formatted. Here is a good recent example (note the screenshot with almost invisible text): transformation ...
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Is having equations in LaTeX preferable to images and if so, is it desireable to convert them in others' questions?

Is it preferable to have equations in LaTeX format instead of images, and if so, is it a desideratum to convert images to LaTeX when possible? I have been going through some older questions and ...
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What is 'active' about this question?

Usually when CrossValidated marks a question as "active today", I can see something (edits or answers or bounties) that tells me what changed. This question is marked as "active today&...
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Where can I ask how to use a specific hypothesis test in R?

I'd like to know where on Stack Exchange I should ask about how to use a specific hypothesis test on R and where to ask if my code tests do what I would like to without theoretical foundation.
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Why did my post closed due to code programming?

I made few posts where I was not sure about how to use a specific hypotesis testing on R and my post has got closed but I've seen a lot of post regarding about some error output error and they haven't ...
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Why are questions about "portfolio optimization" considered offtopic?

I noticed a trend where questions about portfolio weight estimation and optimization tend to either be suggested for transferring over to quant SE, or even closed as off-topic. Here are a few examples:...
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Usage permission and citation text for figures on CrossValidated

I would like to use the figure in this post showing the geometry of the correlation coefficients. I am currently writing a book and would like to include this figure. How do I obtain permission to ...
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Is there a way to find out how many times I have posted a link to a question

Is there a way to find out how many times I have posted a link to a question? Last month, I wrote a question and self-answer so that I could link to it when a common misconception arose, and I am ...
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