# Suggestion: Delete [data]-tag, or is there something more to it, I don't see?

I just saw there is a data tag around and do not understand what the possible meaning of this tag is and, therefore, would recommend to delete it.

Right now, there are 8 questions with this tag. As far as I see it, they could all survive either without it or with some other tag (e.g., missing-data which is non-existent so far).
In my understanding [data] is actually meaningless. By far most of the questions are related to data in any type so it is just useless to put a [data] tag on them.

I hope it is okay to post a new question, as I didn't find another question to put this topic.

• I think that this is a reasonable suggestion. Let's see if others agree before I delete it. – Shane Aug 24 '10 at 20:26
• Makes sense.... – svadali Aug 24 '10 at 21:32
• I agree. dataset would be a good replacement for some of them. – Rob Hyndman Aug 25 '10 at 0:15

After unanimous agreement I deleted the data tag from the following questions and, where it seemed reasonable, exchanged it with other tags.

Free Dataset Resources?

Poisson regression with large data: is it wrong to change the unit of measurement?

Where is a good place to find survey results?

Best ways to aggregate and analyze data

Dataset for multi class perceptron

Intuition for higher moments in circular statistics

Techniques for Handling Incomplete/Missing Data

Test for Poolability of Individual Data Series