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Can anyone suggest a short tag for "can be run on the web" ?
For example, a site where students could run hands-on e.g. clustering on a standard dataset or two would be useful; a tag would help people looking for such. (There must be quite a few sites with downloadable R scripts and data and tutorial too, what tag for those ?)

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  • $\begingroup$ If this is not a new tag proposal, it is rather a topic for chat. $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Jun 10 '11 at 12:13
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We can create sets of synonyms if one tag alone is not obvious. The two words that first come to my mind are applet and web. The latter sounds almost too generic to be useful.

As we learned painfully last month, it is not a good idea to create and apply tags in a wholesale fashion, retroactively. Let a tag emerge from a specific question rather than an abstract sense that the tag might be useful.

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  • $\begingroup$ I agree that tags should come from real examples, real use; how about "web-app", see if anybody uses it ? (There's I think a deep split between most academics' paper culture, and the web / learn-by-doing / havent-read-it-but-saw-the-movie culture; it's not at all clear to me how to take advantage of the latter -- again, need real examples.) $\endgroup$
    – denis
    Jun 10 '11 at 16:37
  • $\begingroup$ I would call it a webserver... $\endgroup$
    – user88
    Jun 11 '11 at 14:56
  • $\begingroup$ @mbq "webserver" has a more specific meaning. For instance, an applet might run on the client machine, not the server. Also, "webserver" is a term that focuses on the technology--and therefore has its rightful place on a tech-oriented site rather than a stats-oriented site--whereas the concept to be captured here concerns the statistical service being provided (i.e., software capabilities via a web page). $\endgroup$
    – whuber Mod
    Jun 11 '11 at 16:45

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