Questions tagged [tag-excerpt]

Tag wiki excerpts are the most visible portion of tag wikis. They're shown when hovering over a tag, on the Tags page, and in the autocomplete suggestions when adding tags.

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Usage guidance for software-specific tags

Our usage guidance for the r tag is nice and clear: Use this tag for any on-topic question that (a) involves R either as a critical part of the question or ...
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How to improve the description and usage of the [machine-learning] tag?

I've noticed that a specific user has engaged in a campaign to add the tag machine-learning to a number of posts that do not mention machine learning, particularly posts about neural-networks. I don'...
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Improving [mathematical-statistics] tag excerpt

I've noticed a lot of questions with the mathematical-statistics tag where it clearly doesn't belong. I think this happens because naive users think all statistics is mathematical statistics. The ...
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Disambiguate tag excerpts for [d-prime], [sensitivity] and [sensitivity-analysis]

It seemed like these tags might sometimes get confused, can the excerpts be improved? d-prime is sensitivity index is a measure used in signal detection theory to quantify how well a signal can be ...
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Wiki excerpt for [sensitivity-analysis] tag?

The current excerpt of sensitivity-analysis is wrong; it's not necessarily about violations, just about variations in inputs, possibly unseen: Sensitivity analysis refers to methods to see if ...
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How should we deal with the [normal-distribution] vs. [normality] tags?

We have a normal-distribution tag with 3158 questions, no tag wiki, and the following tag wiki excerpt: The normal, or Gaussian, distribution has a density function that is a symmetrical bell-shaped ...
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How can one find tags with no wiki excerpts? How can one sort tags by recency?

In tags, there are options to see them by name or popularity or recency. For the first two, you can go through all the tags, but for recency, you can only see the most recent. It would be useful to be ...
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Quasi-synonyms for quasi-tags

I have been reviewing our quasi-related threads, and have edited the wiki excerpt of quasi-likelihood to read: In GLMs, quasi-likelihood estimation is a way to allow over- or under-dispersion by ...
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Tags for zero-inflated vs. hurdle vs. point-mass-at-zero models

We have a zero-inflation×254 tag but no tag for hurdle models. I have just created hurdle-model×1. Now I am wondering if it should better be made a synonym of ...
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What is the meaning of the [sgd] tag?

The tag sgd has no usage information. I do not know what it is for, anybody knows, and can provide a wiki?
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What to do about [parameter-optimization] tag?

There is a tag parameter-optimization×154, without tag wiki or excerpt. It seems to be used mainly for things like maximum likelihood, which has its own tag, further optimization used in estimation is ...
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Wiki excerpt of the [algorithms] tag

The wiki excerpt of the algorithms tag reads: An algorithm is a a set of one or more computations that will produce a calculated result. All statistics methods are algorithms. Algorithms can be ...
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What's the tag “empirical” meant to convey?

Reading this question How is empirical bayes valid? I thought it needed an empirical-bayes tag and so I came across the tag empirical. It has 98 questions tagged in really diverse topics and no ...
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Can I find excerpt/Wiki of a tag that is now a synonym of another tag?

Can I find (the old) excerpt/Wiki of a tag that is now a synonym of another tag? E.g. the excerpt and Wiki of the arima tag builds on ARMA (does not discuss what ARMA is). But since arma has been ...
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Should links be added to tag wiki excerpts?

When creating or updating / improving a tag wiki excerpt, should a link (e.g., to Wikipedia) be appended to the end? Note that I am not referring to the full wiki for a tag, I am only asking about ...
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Should we have usage guidelines for the meta-tag “references” (and other meta-tags)?

The tag references on Cross Validated doesn't seem to have any usage guidelines included. An analogous tag "reference-request" on Math.StackExchange has the guideline that it should not be a ...
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Definition of [indicator-variables] tag?

Colleagues/moderators, let me bring you attention to the tag indicator-variables. Questions labeled with it show multiple understandings of the term. Some of the understandings are really special at ...
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Differences between [joint-distribution] and [bivariate]?

I wonder if joint-distribution and bivariate, have been used interchangeably on Cross Validated? [joint-distribution] was used in 255 questions; it has an excerpt and a simple wiki. [bivariate] was ...
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The [error] tag and its wiki

The error tag currently has the following tag wiki excerpt: The error of an observed value is the deviation of the observed value from the (unobservable) true function value. Do NOT use this tag ...
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What is the optimal length & level of detail of tag wiki excerpts?

I find tag wiki excerpts extremely useful, much more so than full wikis (I doubt that many people ever come across full wikis because SE design buries them quite deep). When I write wiki excerpts I ...
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Display tag excerpt on hover when editing questions?

While editing question, sometimes one needs to check that the correct tags are present. Sometimes one needs to check the tag information in order to say it is relevant or not. So, for checking ...
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Meta CV tag - [statistics] vs [site-statistics]

A recent suggested edit to the statistics tag wiki (and excerpt) came up. The change was to make it explicitly for discussion of statistics relating to activity on the main site (things like my ...
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Tags on meta.CV about “questions”

Cross Validated Meta has four related tags and I am trying to understand them. I believe they are different (at least some of them) but not sure how. Tag excerpts do not exist for these yet. ...
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Are quotes from Wikipedia adequate for tag wikis & excerpts?

I review a lot of suggested edits, some of which are attempts to provide wikis and wiki excerpts for tags that don't have them. I tend to think it is very important to have at least a wiki excerpt ...
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Tags that have broad concept but also address a specific software function

Regarding filling the tag excerpt: What can be done when the tag name represents both a function of a statistical software, but its name also suggests a broader concept of usage? Example: The lme ...