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default search for “unanswered questions”

I like to answer questions in my areas of interest. Just this week I learned that the "unanswered" really means "no answer selected" not "no answers at all". I now go ...
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Improve Wiki for the `hypothesis-testing` tag

The hypothesis-testing tag is quite popular yet has a very brief Wiki. Extending it could be helpful. Unfortunately, I do not think I am knowledgeable enough to do a good job at it myself. Let this ...
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Seeking guidance for ny questions that didn't receive a response

I wonder if there is a way that members could review a question to make it more answerable? I know that this is done to some extent already, but for my question (How to construct panel regression with ...
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Reopen mean of interval censored data question

This question was closed as being too vague. I disagree (and voted to open). I wanted to quickly explain why I think this is a well posed question, or at the least it suggests an important ...
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what is an answer versus a comment to a self-study question

We don't just post answers to self-study questions where we give the proof of whatever the OP is asking. I think this is a good policy. However, that seems to mean that any post in response to a self-...
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The tag [calibration]

From its excerpt: Calibration can refer to predicting an explanatory variable from an observation of the dependent variable; to adjustment of measurements to agree with value of some standard; to ...
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Is there a way to contact a specific moderator directly?

DISCLAIMER: This isn’t about any moderator decision directly regarding me (I don’t think I was ever subject to a direct moderator decision, or if I was, I forgot :-) As for the title, I’d like to ...
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Partial moment tag

With this post Partial quantile moments? there was introduced a new tag [partial-moments] (so far without tag wiki). I think this (or some similar tag) could be useful, but my question is: What ...
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What is the best online place (forum, board etc.) to *discuss* a statistical question?

The official rule on CrossValidated is: How to Ask Is your question about statistics? We prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed. Provide details. Share your research. What is the ...
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Provided a misleading example. What now?

I asked this this question about how to analyze the results of my experiments. In order to illustrate my problem I made the mistake to give another example that apparently made several people think my ...
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Is there an area to ask a question about how a company uses data science?

My question is: What data science tools does Khan Academy use to track student performance? More specifically: I'm curious as to how they track their performance in relation to a student that is not ...
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Community promotion ad with books and references

We maintain list of web pages, tutorials and help forums about statistical software that has its own community promotion ad, in my opinion it is nice idea to explicitly provide such links. But maybe ...
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My on hold question needs improvement

Asking about my On-hold question, What online tools to DIY-anonymize user names (no PII concern) I freely admit my question is naive in comparison to the included linked post. However, when I wrote ...
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Should “text-mining” tag become “text-analysis” instead?

Currently tag "text-mining" has a definition that somehow mixes up data mining on text and text classification. Also, there is no other general tag like "text-analysis" that covers the broader field. ...
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The homework tag and homework policy (is it indeed “a routine question”?)

Right now the homework tag says "a routine question....". To me, this implies a simple question, probably from an elementary text. Many homework tagged questions are, indeed, just like this. But some ...
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Should I ask a new question (lme4 vs MCMCglmm)?

In my question, I had an answer that wasn't understandable (for me) but in the comments to that answer and also the comments to the original question, I got some very useful info, although it made me ...
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StatsExchange - low friction, API-based statistics generator

I'm not 100% sure this is going to be on topic, so I apologize in advance if I'm doing the wrong thing. However, I think this app may be of interest to people who are interested in statistics and ...
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Reclaiming my orphan question

I asked this question about a year ago, but it seems to somehow not have been associated with my account. Could someone please help me reclaim it as mine? That is, could you please merge no-longer-...
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Help us call for proposals for the SE Fellowship on your blog, site or listserv

The SE Research Support and Fellowship Program launched recently with our very own experienced and highly respected users reviewing fellowship applications. To make the program a success, we need ...
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Second CV Journal Club question about the raw data that was selected

Does anyone know where the "list of trees" is published for the tree ring data used in the analysis for the upcoming paper. I have played around with some of the controversial stuff (for instance, ...
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The “mixture” vs. the “compound-distributions” tags

TL;DR: I have added a tag wiki and an excerpt to compound-distributions. The excerpt notes that these are also known as "mixtures", but that that term also has other uses. I have included a warning ...
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Examples from http://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations

I've found a site about "spurious correlations", namely: http://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations Questions about examples (1 example -> 1 question) from the site are on topic?
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How to improve the purity of the question

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: How to incorporate the uncertainty of the model coefficients in the prediction interval of a multiple linear regression So what information is needed (...
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New tag for the “Bayes theorem”

Shall we create a separate tag for the "Bayes theorem"? It is one of the crucial cornerstones of bayesian statistics and statistics overall. I find 1095 questions treating this topic.
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Looking for the question with nice notation on linear mixed models

I recall seeing an answer to some question about linear mixed models where the answer showed an elegant notation for the model. Something like: $$p(y|x,\gamma)=\mathcal{N}(\beta x+\gamma z,\sigma^2I),...
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Why do we have so many overlapping sites?

StackOverflow has multiple overlapping sites, i.e. Cross Validated Mathematics (has 19k statistics questions) MathOverflow (described as being a "Q&A for professional mathematicians", similar to ...
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Help me find a question on multiple measurements of the same quantity

I'm quite sure this question A better estimator than average? (whose title is not very appropriate, btw) is a duplicate. I suggested closing it as a duplicate of this one: Two measurement devices ...
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Question put 'on hold' was edited, but it was not reopened. Why?

Why is the question https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/268914/summation-notation still on hold in Cross Validated, after I had edited it by re-wording and providing more details?
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Why is “How to stop genetic algorithm population converging to a single value” not being answered

I posted the question "How to stop genetic algorithm population converging to a single value" 11 days ago but it has received very little interest - only a single comment and my response to that ...
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Mathematical modeling stackexchange

There is currently a proposal for a mathematical modeling stackexchange on Area51: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/57490/mathematical-modeling?referrer=B5TWQ70QNWlDGxDR-o9vQA2 This is ...
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Data assimilation proposal

Just a shout out regarding a Data Assimilation site proposed on Area51. Some data assimilation questions would be on topic here, but for the most part it is a related but different discipline. Neither ...
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How can I sign in with a different account?

I can't sign in with a different account (with stackexchange). Somebody before me used my computer to sign in to their account (with stackexchange)...and now whenver I try to log out and then log in ...
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Followup: Generalist Badge. Why not gold?

@JeffAtwood said "But it is a very hard badge to get; much larger sites only have ~20 users with the badge." So why isn't this a gold badge? Edit: Nevermind. In a case of "I should've checked SO-...
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2011 Community Moderator Election is underway

The 2011 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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If I didn't get an answer about statistics on math.stackexachange should I post duplicate on stats.stack?

I asked a question on math.stackexchange.com and I didn't receive any answer. Can I post it on stats.stackexchange? The question is from category statistics, numerics and algorithms.
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How to improve the following question

A new user asked this question: Neural Network for Foreign Exchange Prediction In my opinion it's quite good as a first question, but it's hard to answer. I'd like the help the OP improve it. ...
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As machine learning gets more programming-oriented, should we get more programming oriented?

If you look at the online courses, books, blogs on machine learning, many of them seem to focus on "programming the algorithms", often in those resources you see more Python code then mathematical ...
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Finding a question similar to this one

I recall seeing a question on VAEs last week, similar to this one but more verbose: Variational Autoencoder VS Normal Autoencoder I remember the term "understand the basic math behind [them/VAE]" so ...
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Should we create a [cycle] tag?

Searching for cycle and time-series I receive 339 results. Cycles are an important pattern in time-series analysis and therefore I think that they should receive their proper tag. Edit: The ...
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How does a member become a site moderator?

I have been a member for a long time (close to 5 years). I have a high reputation that is as high as some of the moderators. Do the moderators vote for new moderators? If so, is this only done when ...

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