I think that one question I asked recently (Showing a correlation and its p-value as a color) got incorrectly in hold. The reason is because:

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My question is how to transform some data for a heatmap visualization. Maybe it was closed because it "focuses on programming, debugging, or performing routine operations within a statistical computing platform" and I could rewrite somehow to focus more on the statistics behind. But I doubt it, because I didn't mention any program, or any error or it was closed due to being routine operation of a statistical computing platform. However, AFAIK, it is not common to "join" correlation and p-values in a single number.

How can I improve the question to be reopened?

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    $\begingroup$ Note that the question has since been re-opened by @Scortchi. I agree that this does not seem to have anything to do w/ programming. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, but I am unsure if I should post my own answer here on meta explaining that another moderator have found it shouldn't be closed. Thanks for the edits @gung. $\endgroup$
    – llrs
    Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 16:00
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know. I don't really have an opinion. Someone should probably do that, so this isn't officially 'unanswered'. We could let @Scortchi, if he wants, or you could answer your own question. I could write something, but I'm not sure what to put beyond my comment above. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 16:50

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I think it was perhaps a mistake to close it in the first place—in any case I re-opened it after your edit & before I saw this. Sorry for any inconvenience—fortunately it was only closed a for couple of hours.

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    $\begingroup$ It currently has new close votes on it so it's possible it may close again. $\endgroup$
    – Glen_b
    Commented Nov 16, 2016 at 23:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Glen_b, it is no longer in the close vote review queue. Someone had voted to migrate it to Stack Overflow. I don't know why. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 17, 2016 at 12:36

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