Questions tagged [on-topic]

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Probability questions: reaching stats.SE, math.SE, and MO audiences

There have already been a few questions on the relationship among stats.SE, math.SE, and MO. It seems that mathematical probability questions are equally acceptable on all three. Some meta posts ...
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R-specific StackExchange site or greater integration of R community within CV?

There has been discussion over how more of the R community could be brought into the StackExchange fold. (See also this Question on SO Meta.) If I were to sum-up feelings expressed thus far, we are ...
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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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Are probability questions on-topic?

The FAQ gives: Statistical Analysis - Stack Exchange is for statistical analysis, data mining, machine learning, data visualization and statistical computing. So, are questions about probability ...
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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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Computing questions: ggplot2

Pursuant to the recent apparent consensus (How much programming here?) that this site should accept some questions on programming statistical computations, I would like to inquire whether the site ...
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Would asking for examples/counterexamples in probability be on-topic? [duplicate]

I think it would be of interest to some to post examples and/or counterexamples in Probability. Those could be posed as: "is there an example of an object with properties A, B, C,.. that doesn't have ...
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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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Should we close questions that can be easily answered by Wikipedia or Google?

Suppose, someone asks a question that can be answered very easily by using either a textbook or Wikipedia or Google etc. (See this question for an example). Should we close this type of question? My ...
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How to ask basic statistical analysis questions?

I am very new to statistical analysis and so I have a feeling that a lot of what is going to be discussed here will be over my head. Just graduating from college, I'd really like to continue learning ...
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How much programming here?

Of course in context of R-versus-Clojure, I felt it needs external discussion. So, I believe that there are two possible sorts of such questions: An algorithmic question like, "How to implement X?" ...
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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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