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Questions tagged [tag-proposal]

For proposing and discussing new tags.

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Tag proposal: Fun (explicit category for fun posts)

A recent meta question suggested closing a popular question soliciting statistical cartoons as being out-of-scope on the site. It is clear that this post does not fall into the written scope of the ...
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Should we have a [bias-variance] tag?

The bias-variance tradeoff is a specific topic that isn't quite the same as bias or variance (although they obviously overlap). It seems like questions about it are thus somewhat distinct. I wonder ...
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Do we need a “boruta-tag”?

Boruta is a feature-selection algorithm based on randomForest. In my opinion we should have a tag for this algorithm. Currently there are 23 questions related to boruta. What do you think?
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A new tag for mixture of data types

I've created tag mixed-data. I mean a mixture of variables of different types or scales. We long have tags [continuous-data], ...
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Let's create [pmf] tag and keep it distinct from [pdf]

I just got clobbered for calling a PMF a PDF. In the pdf tag info it says Probability density function (PDF) of a continuous random variable gives the relative probability for each of its ...
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Tag for “number needed to treat” and “number needed to harm”?

I see we have no tag for number needed to treat or number needed to harm. Am I missing some tag synonym or should I create a new tag?
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Should we create a [cycle] tag?

Searching for cycle and time-series I receive 339 results. Cycles are an important pattern in time-series analysis and therefore I think that they should receive their proper tag. Edit: The ...
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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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Made a [basis-function] tag

We have 700+ Q/A referring to basis functions, and a subset radial-basis tag. There appears to be considerable head-scratching as to what a basis function is, so, I ...
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Should we create a [regression-discontinuity] tag?

There are ~130 RD questions on the site (with some false positives) and it is a standard quasi-experimental inference method in economics and other fields. Does this volume merit its own tag?
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Should we create a [kpss-test] tag?

We have augmented-dickey-fuller tag with 148 questions. There are 407 questions I find when searching for ADF (Augmented Dickey Fuller). There are 174 questions I find when searching for KPSS (...
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Should we have a “misspecification” tag?

I just read this very interesting question and wanted to add the "obviously relevant but missing" misspecification tag - only to notice that we don't have it. Which I find surprising. We have quite a ...
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Create a tag for Laplace smoothing

Laplace smoothing (also known as additive smoothing) is a very particular smoothing technique concerning categorical data. Laplace smoothing is almost always associated with a probability ...
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Suggestion of tags for the biserial correlation family

There are four correlation coefficients (cc) which currently lack tags. The point-biserial cc is that between a continuous variable and a binary variable. It is just the Pearson cc between them. There ...
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What is our policy on creating new tags?

We should try to keep some order when it comes to tags. Do we already have an order? If not which rules do you suggest? Can I just create a tag if I feel that an important tag is missing?
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Should we have a Cook's distance tag?

We have tens of questions mentioning Cook's distance. Should we have a tag for them?
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What do you think of the new tag: identity

I confess that I made a new tag: identity. A search of 'identity' on the main site yielded 1110 questions, and being able to label something as an identity and ...
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Is Dirac delta worth its own tag?

Dirac delta is pretty basic concept and we have multiple questions mentioning it. It also causes many confusion, so it is likely to provoke new questions among those who first encounter it. Maybe we ...
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Should we have [birthday-paradox] tag?

Currently there are approximately 13 mentioning birthday paradox and another 22 mentioning birthday problem (I guess there could be more). In most cases it is the main topic of the questions. Should ...
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Should we have [bayesian-vs-frequentist] tag?

We have huge number of questions about Bayesian vs frequentist approaches (913 in fast search), so maybe we should have separate tag for it..? I know that we already have ...
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Tag proposal: [long-memory]

Being generically interested in long-memory processes (or long-range dependence as it is also called), I wanted to have a look at past questions about this topic. I've noticed, however, that there is ...
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Tag proposal: [phylogeny]

Phylogenetic comparative methods (PCMs) are a branch of statistics focused on modeling evolutionary data (i.e., data on species' characteristics and phylogenetic relationships). I have found 24 ...
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Tag proposal: [cronbachs-alpha]

Cronbach's $\alpha$ is an estimate of the reliability of a psychometric test. It's admittedly rather field-specific, and I don't think many people outside of psychology or psychometrics have ever ...
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Create [analysis] tag? + Update 2017: Delete [analysis] tag?

A recurrent issue in our forum is applied analysis questions. Not only are there ample examples in the CV network, but it comes up in Meta repeatedly. I think questions of the nature are appropriate ...