Questions tagged [on-topic]

Use this tag when examining what is on-topic or off-topic, and why, and how to deal with off-topic questions.

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Would a question about R for a specific application be on-topic?

I wanted to know whether R would be suited to real time monitoring of a system. In my application, I need to read data from a serial connection and plot it in real time. Also, whether there is a ...
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Should I opt for a comprehensive answer at the price of making it a long one?

I am rather new to the .SE sites (started with math.SE and then expanded to CV) but during these last three months I had some time on my hands and I have answered a fair number of questions (93 in ...
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Is grammar induction on-topic here?

Are questions about grammar induction on-topic here? I believe GI belongs to the subject of machine learning, but not necessarily statistics.
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Questions about sports betting

There exists Area51 proposal called Sports Betting. (Admittedly, it is not very active so far and it might get deleted for inactivity. One of the reasons for writing here is making the users of this ...
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Flagging very old questions

I have today been flagging some very old questions that are very low quality. The reason I'm doing this is because they still show up in the "unanswered" section of the site, but they are very ...
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Are “find the distribution” questions on topic?

Disclaimer: I am not a regular participant in Cross Validated, but a moderator on Maths. We received a flag stating that this question should be migrated here. It is of the form: "given a data set, ...
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How much can we ask about Speech Recognition

I am wondering, what can we ask about speech recognition on this site. This question indicates that machine learning is very much included in the site. So how about the following questions: How do I ...
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Are questions about terminology off topic?

I just discovered this site, and I had a question that has been bugging me for a while. My question isn't so much about a concept as it is about terminology, so I thought I'd check whether this kind ...
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Would this question (closed on Skeptics) on firearms risks be on-topic on CrossValidated?

This interesting question was closed at Skeptics: Is owning a handgun for personal protection justifiable under risk analysis? The question involves quite a bit of statistics. Is such applied ...
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Is a question about formatting a figure on topic here?

I just asked the question How to label a constant y-axis in a grid of plots? Technically, it is about 'visualizing data', and I expect that cv.SE users would have good answers, but I am not sure if ...
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Data Sourcing: We need to make up our mind

Referencing this proposal on Area 51: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/37195 and this post here: https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/20788/what-is-the-income-distribution-in-the-u-s-in-...
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Are the “Machine Learning” questions on topic?

Please take a look at this proposal: Machine Learning > On Topic I would like your opinion if these on-topic questions would be welcomed on this site: I am using a neural network with the ...
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Econometrics and random questions: how to deal with them?

We should start a meta discussion on this. Econometrics should be on topic (there are already several questions tagged in that subject area). In my view, this question's greatest sin is that ...
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Should we allow “best of” lists as community wiki?

I asked this question What is your favorite data visualization blog? which is essentially just allowing people to list and rank their favorites. Should this be allowed?

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