# Suggestion to make tag “kolmogorov-smirnov” a synonym of tag “kolmogorov-smirnov-test”

and 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 we are at it on meta there is [tag] and [tags]. Those probably could be merged too.

• A synonym has been created and the tags have been merged.
– whuber Mod
Jul 24 '13 at 2:11
• Thanks, @whuber, would you mind doing the [tag] tag on meta, too? I submitted it as a synonym when I answered this. Jul 24 '13 at 2:16
• @gung Thanks, done.
– whuber Mod
Jul 24 '13 at 2:18
• As this suggestion has been implemented long ago, consider accepting gung's answer to make this thread appear "resolved". Dec 11 '15 at 11:32

+1, I agree. Note however, that there are 79 threads categorized under [kolmogorov-smirnov], but only 9 under [kolmogorov-smirnov-test]. In addition, there is a slight preference for tags with shorter names. These facts suggest that [kolmogorov-smirnov-test] should be the synonym and [kolmogorov-smirnov] should be the master.
• That was in response to rpierce's comment immediately under your answer, which raises spearman vs spearman-rho. Aug 3 '13 at 1:34
• @Glen_b, oh. That seems like a reasonable case, though. It's not like your tag was charles-edward-spearman. The man & the statistic are different & could legitimately have 2 tags. Aug 3 '13 at 1:47