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Where is our canonical answer to questions about normality of residuals and inference?

We get questions about the normality of residuals from models, e.g., Dependent variable - bimodal? Often, as in this example, it turns out that the OP wants to perform inference on model parameters ...
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How do I see my deleted answers?

It's happened a few times that I recall writing an answer on a topic but can't find it later. I think it happens when the question was deleted -- for example, if the answer has score 0 and the user ...
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How can I find questions where I and another user interacted?

I would like to find a post showing an interaction between me and another user, probably under the form of me (or him) asking a question, and he (or me) providing an answer, which would be the easy ...
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Finding question with an interesting comment about ReLU activation functions?

A few months ago, I read an interesting comment by user shimao to a question, which linked to a YouTube video where some lecturer (a mathematician, I think) showed how ReLU activations don't solve the ...
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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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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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How to search among my favorite questions

As per object. I tried to search among the questions on Meta, but I couldn't find anything (maybe it's also because of limitations in the mobile site).
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How to find all unanswered questions in a particular tag asked within the last year?

I can select unanswered questions with a particular tag. How do I then select from those, the questions asked within the last 2 years, ordered by votes? Is there a way to do that?
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How can I save a search?

I think that some top users here on CV have a saved search which allow them to find the unanswered questions with some specific tags, without having to rewrite the search each time, or even some kind ...
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Most voted up answers at Cross Validated?

What is the best way to view the most voted up (or highest scored) answers and questions at Cross Validated?
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Adding an alternative title to an existing thread

How can I make an existing thread easier to find using certain keywords? For example, today I had a question, "When does LASSO fail?". I searched this on Cross Validated and could not find an answer....
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I read a question sometime ago but I can't find it anymore

I was looking for a specific question related to the probability integral transform, i.e., the theorem which states that if $X$ has a continous distribution, then $F_X(X)$ has the uniform distribution....
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Asking for clarification on the benefits of redundancy or multiple questions and answers on one topic

I have discovered this site only recently, and coming from a non-mathematical or computer background, but with quite a bit of interest in statistics and scientific methodology, I've come to enjoy it ...
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Does it make a sense to create the reference questions for popular topics?

There are topics which keep coming back in different forms such as normality testing of random variables. I thought maybe it makes sense to create a question with the best possible formulation, then ...
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How to filter for questions that had a bounty on them?

I enjoy serendipitously learning new stuff based on answered questions on CV. But given the volume of questions a day, I end up only sampling from the newest questions, which are more likely than not ...
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How should a new user navigate Cross Validated to learn more about statistics?

(Inspired by this question, I thought it might be worthwhile to post a guide for those who just want to read and learn.) What are the best ways for someone new to Cross Validated to sift through ...
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Does anyone use 'search'?

I have several times used the search function to see if someone has previously asked a question I am interested in, with no positive result. I then start asking my question and then very quickly the ...