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Please post your tag synonym suggestions as new answers in this thread, one answer per suggestion. Upvote answers where you believe that the suggested tags should be made synonyms, and downvote answers where you believe the tags should remain separate. Well upvoted suggestions will be eventually implemented by the moderators (and then the corresponding answers will be deleted).

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    $\begingroup$ @whuber, if this is inappropriate or unhelpful, then I can delete it, but my goal is the opposite: I don't want you (or the other mods) to have to spend time thinking about this & doing a lot of extra research. I'm hoping to bring this to the attention of the community, which, by voting (commenting, etc), will have done all of that for you guys. Nb, w/ respect to lme & multilevel, I'm not sure anyone will have the requisite upvotes--there have only been 3 questions w/ multilevel, according to it's page. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Jun 7 '12 at 16:59
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As a piece of software, xgboost is just one (popular) library. However, it's not the only boosting software; we do not have tags for other individual boosting libraries like light-gbm, for instance.

stats.SE is not primarily oriented to debugging issues with statistical software, so it can be confusing to have tags for individual libraries as opposed to the underlying statistical procedures that those libraries implement.

The specific implementation choices that xgboost makes naturally have statistical and computational consequences, and it can be reasonable to ask about them, but I'm not sure we need to dedicate a tag for this boosting implementation (or, in general, every boosting implementation).

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(202Q, wiki) and (13Q, no wiki) seems to have the same meaning?

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    $\begingroup$ I think discretization is a property of digital signal processing, but I've just told you about everything I know about this term. Examining the discretization tag might reveal whether this is the intended meaning among some posts. UPDATE: it is not used in that way. Nevermind. +1 $\endgroup$ – Sycorax Oct 20 at 15:21
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    $\begingroup$ If you're worried this may lead to confusion @Sycorax, one thing you can do, when you're moderators ;-), is make [d] a synonym of [b], then merge them, then delete the mapping. [d] will simply disappear. $\endgroup$ – gung - Reinstate Monica Oct 20 at 15:55

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