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Why is my question still on hold?

Edit (for completeness) The discussion was about a question I asked that was put on hold. The reasons for closure and what is needed to reopen the question is answered in the many comments below. ...
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If OP asks for a software referral, and a referral *doesn't* exist, may we answer with the code they asked for?

If an OP asks for a R library recommendation (policy under debate in another meta thread, I realize), and no acceptable recommendation exists, what is the policy regarding writing and posting code ...
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Is this machine learning + matrix manipulation question on topic?

I just put a bounty on Calculating Linear Discriminant Analysis Coefficients before seeing the ML discussions on Meta, so I apologize for not asking about this beforehand. I'll be sure to make a ...
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Where to learn about R packages?

Questions about R packages are off-topic on SO, and since programming questions are off-topic on CV, a fortiori packages questions, which are about programming (in R) are off-topic on CV. That's why I ...
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Do you think the question “Advanced MCMC samplers in R for calibration of a computer model” belong on SO, CV or nowhere on SE? [duplicate]

I try to never ask R-related questions on Cross Validated. However, I asked the question Advanced MCMC samplers in R for calibration of a computer model on SO and apparently it wasn't well-received (...
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Is “Why is inside-r.org pointing at mran.microsoft.com?” on topic on Cross Validated?

Are general R related questions such as the one in the title of this question on topic on crossvalidated? I presume they're not. I was looking for a specific tutorial at inside-r.org but now the ...
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Updating/re-asking software-related questions

In R, there are two main packages for estimating mixed effects models: nlme and lme4. They have certain differences. (There are also other packages.) In 2010, we had a well-received question: How to ...
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Should we consider grandfathering old R (and other programming-heavy) posts?

I have noticed quite a lot of too-old-to-migrate software-heavy questions (mostly R, but not entirely) coming through the close review queue. They are often clearly off-topic by current standards ...
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When could a “tag” become a “stack exchange community”?

Initially, I will give you an example to understand my question: e.g., the tag r has many questions in the "Cross Validated" community, then sometimes new users ask ...
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Plugging your software: allowed?

Recently, I wrote a small package to provide a formula interface (and some other bits) to the glmnet R package. This came about after I posted on StackOverflow ...
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New proposal at Area51: R statistical computing

I think we could use a site dedicated to programming in R (similar to the Mathematica SE). I went ahead and made a proposal in Area 51 (link).
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Do we need a unique “rstudio” tag?

I've observed that there are a small number of questions tagged as "rstudio." Is this strictly necessary? It seems to me that it would prevent splintering of R-related questions across multiple tags ...
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Redirecting “looking for package in R” to SO

I noticed that multiple questions that ask about R packages are voted to migrate to SO (I also do this). This is consistent with the fact that CV is not about programming. On the other hand, "I am ...
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Can I ask questions about an R package for machine learning with unclear documentation?

Machine Learning (in general) is on topic (see: Are the "Machine Learning" questions on topic?). I am working with the h2o package and the documentation ...
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How to increase reputation with very low reputation points?

I just logged into stack exchange for the first time to answer a very basic question about logistic models in R. I found out that I cannot answer the question because I don't have enough reputation ...
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What happened to the idea to start an R-specific StackExchange site?

As adequately addressed in R-specific StackExchange site or greater integration of R community within CV?, there has been a discussion on whether or not to start an R-specific StackExchange site (an ...
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Markdown, R code and dollar sign?

Here is a dummy piece of R code. pca <- prcomp(matrix(rnorm(10*10), ncol=10)) pca$x pca$rotation The third line appears indented, whereas it is not in the ...
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Add tags for sequencing, sequence analysis or TraMineR?

I'm currently starting an online course for social sequence analysis using the R package TraMineR. We plan to use stats.stackexchange.com to support the course and the evolving social sequence ...
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How to ask question related to the use of R?

Given the place of the R software in applied statistics, we expect that questions related to this statistical package will regularly come on this site, as has been done in the past. As a follow-up on ...
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Please do not migrate low quality questions

Greetings from your friendly neighbors who frequent the r tag over at StackOverflow! We are all familiar with the fact that questions involving R will often straddle the two sites, and so a certain ...
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I'm interested in doing some exercises from some books I have, anyone interested in joining?

I'd like to get better at statistics. Part of the struggle is figuring out what is important to know and spend time on learning. That said, I have some light experience with Time Series, and would ...
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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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I've answered with R code. Shall I add the r tag to the question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Syntax highlighting with r tag I've answered a question and included an example with R code. Shall I add the r tag to the question?
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Is a question about configuring R to use a proxy server off-topic?

I'm trying to figure out how to configure R's proxy settings so I can download and install some packages. I know that stuff specific to R has been in the gray area for on-topic-ness in the past (and ...
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Could 'r' tag be displayed as a capital 'R'?

Is there any chance of making the 'r' tage display as 'R'? I think it would make its meaning clearer. Must confuse newbies.
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Vote on policy for R questions

The thread Policy on R questions: Stackoverflow vs Stats Analysis suggests that we have some difference of opinions as to how to approach this issue. To get to some sort of resolution I propose that ...
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Policy on R questions: Stackoverflow Vs Stats Analysis

If you see the comments to the question on MLE for Naive Bayes in R you will notice that there is confusion about whether R questions should go to Stackoverflow or Stats Analysis. I am of the opinion ...
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print(“Hello, world!\n”)

I just want to react to a recent question that was asked about the R rank function: Rank in R - descending order To my opinion, this is clearly unrelated to ...
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R StackExchange package

Based on a conversation that started in the chat room (and some analysis that Colin did on voting patterns), I have posted the shell of an R StackExchange package here: http://code.google.com/p/...
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Should we allow more computing questions

I've been thinking about whether this site should incorporate more computing questions. I think the current position of this site can be summarised by this question (which I asked!). Why change I ...
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How to answer R questions

It's inevitable that we will get lots of R questions in this forum. Should we: Bounce them all to SO Answer all questions, even when it's clearly programming and not statistics. Answer the question ...