# 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 if one were a synonym for the other.

• Consider accepting chl's answer as it seems to have settled the issue. – amoeba Dec 10 '15 at 21:23

• My concern with removing it is it will likely get remade and reused. I suggest that if it happens again any time soon and stays around, it might be worth making it a synonym of r. – Glen_b Apr 1 '15 at 22:47
• On the other hand, there's also the distinct possibility, now or in the future, that rstudio could be just as valid a tag as r, since it adds a lot of functionality (and presumably will add more), related to which there might ultimately be valid questions (with statistical content or that require statistical knowledge to answer) that don't apply to r. (We can undo merging/mapping one tag to another? Or not?) – Glen_b Apr 2 '15 at 1:44
• IMHO there is not need for such tag and it should be removed. RStudio is just a GUI, if we make tags for such things we should also consider vi, emacs etc. tags. RStudio alone is incapable of doing anything related to statistics or data visualization (while being the best available GUI for R). – Tim Apr 2 '15 at 12:38