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Tag for "structural zeros"?

There are frequent questions on CV about how to deal with structural zeros. Most recently, this question asked about how to use a variable for "spouse's education" when many people have no ...
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Confusion about nonlinear tags

There are often questions about nonlinear data here, but I find the tags available are confusing. To my best knowledge there are three tags for this: nonlinear-regression, nonlinearity, and nonlinear. ...
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Should we have a "nonlinear multilevel analysis" tag?

The title basically tells it. Multilevel models are pretty popular as a question topic and it might be good to have a separate tag for the nonlinear type. But I'm not sure if it's needed. Link to ...
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What tags cover data dredging?

There does not seem to be any one tag covering all of data dredging. The tags I can find are [p-hacking], [stepwise regression], [feature selection] and [model selection]. Are there any other tags ...
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What to do with the [sequence-analysis] tag?

I find this tag is often being misused, at least according to it's excerpt, the original Meta thread and also the tag wiki. Currently, sequence-analysis reads: [Excerpt] Analysis of a DNA, RNA, or ...
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Delete [analysis] tag?

I recently encountered analysis and found it to be a bit confusing and unnecessary, despite the detailed tag info. I then discovered this meta thread about it from 2015 that proposed creating the tag: ...
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Tags for questions involving ChatGPT

We will see more and more questions that involve ChatGPT, in two ways: Questions about the inner workings of ChatGPT and similar Large Language Models (LLMs) Questions about "advice" ...
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Increasing reputation needed for creating tags?

At present, the reputation threshold for creating new tags is at 300, making this accessible for relatively new and inexperienced users. A lot of new tags created now (2022) are unnecessary, or simply ...
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Tag *random* very non-specific

The tag random (without wiki) seems to be used for a lot of different things, like random factors, random variables, ... Probably a lot should be retagged, and the rest changed (by a synonym) to tag ...
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New tag [tag:probability-limit-theorems]

Created just now probability-limit-theorems I just copied from here: https://math.stackexchange.com/tags/probability-limit-theorems/info What do you think?
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New tag: "multi-classification"?

We have a tag classification, which covers the more basic situation of two classes, but also that of multiple classes. The tag wiki is taken from Wikipedia: Statistical classification is the problem ...
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Change tag 'metric' into 'metric-distance'

Many newcomer users incorrectly apply tag 'metric' (defined as a subclass of distances) to questions where word "a metric" is used by them simply as "a coefficient", "a ...
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Improve [hypothesis-testing] tag excerpt and description

The current tag except (and description) of hypothesis-testing reads Hypothesis testing assesses whether data are inconsistent with a given hypothesis rather than being an effect of random ...
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Fix a typo in [restricted-boltzman-machine] (RBM) tag

There is a typo in the restricted-boltzman-machine tag. Boltzmann is spelled with a double n but the tag currently has a single n. From this Meta post I got the impression the moderators can fix typos ...
Richard Hardy's user avatar
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Normalizing Flow ? Can somebody who knows about that write a tag wiki?

Question in title: normalizing-flow needs a tag wiki ...
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What shall we do about the survey tags?

We currently have the following survey-sampling with 161 questions and a wiki survey-weights with 138 qs, a wiki survey 974 qs, no wiki polling 45 qs, no wiki voting-system 21 qs, wiki It seems to me ...
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Some tags need better names

I think that some tags need better names, and want to start out, but will ask here first about opinions and ideas. Distribution tags should have names ending in -distribution (there might be ...
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Improve Wiki for the `hypothesis-testing` tag

The hypothesis-testing tag is quite popular yet has a very brief Wiki. Extending it could be helpful. Unfortunately, I do not think I am knowledgeable enough to do a good job at it myself. Let this ...
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Tag [tag:image-segmentation] what is this?

Please, can somebody who follows image-segmentation or otherwise know what it is, write a tag wiki?
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wald-estimator tag: What is it?

What is Wald estimator? the tag wald-estimator has no wiki and unclear use, is it just a synonym for wald test, or something else? (some of the use should be retagged to wald-test.)
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How can I get the "Watched Tags" to override the "Ignored Tags"?

I have a number of watched tags, such as "causality", "confounding", and "regression". I have one ignored tag, "R", since I am not an "R" person. However, if a question is tagged both with "R" and ...
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New tag for the "Bayes theorem"

Shall we create a separate tag for the "Bayes theorem"? It is one of the crucial cornerstones of bayesian statistics and statistics overall. I find 1095 questions treating this topic.
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networks, social-networks and graph-theory tags

It looks to me like these three tags have a lot of overlap between them - so much that maybe we should to make them synonyms, remove one (or two?) of them or something. The tag descriptions seem ...
Itamar Mushkin's user avatar
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New tag for ethics? Or is there already a tag which can be used?

There are some questions on site which are also about professional ethics. Some examples: Ethics of publishing covariate matrix, Likert Scale - Treatment of Neutral or Mid-Point of 5-Pt Scale (and ...
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Should we de-synonymize dummy-variable-trap and categorical-encoding?

Sorry for bringing this up again. I created a dummy-variable-trap tag yesterday. As I wrote, I was doubtful that synonymizing it to categorical-encoding is helpful. By now I am not doubtful any more:...
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Do we need a "dummy variable trap" tag?

To be honest, I was not even aware of the term "dummy variable trap" until a few days ago, but it seems like the term is popping up more and more frequently at CV (note chonological ordering). Do we ...
Stephan Kolassa's user avatar
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Is the [modeling] tag useful?

modeling is the 40th most popular tag, having been applied to 1820 questions so far. But I quickly scanned through a handful of the tagged questions and it didn't seem particularly helpful in any of ...
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Incorrect use of the reliability tag, we need a more informative tag name?

The reliability tag is meant for reliability of measurements, but today https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/414520/calculating-failure-rate-with-some-failure-cause-data-being-vague (and ...
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Should we make [deep-learning] tag a synonym for [neural-networks]?

We already have a thread on tag synonyms and merging the *-learning tags, but since deep learning is currently a hot topic, it probably would be better to discuss it separately. Should we make deep-...
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Can we resolve the lack of consensus about editors adding the self-study tag?

I recently looked over my list of reviews for 'suggested edits'. I found a fair number of cases where the majority vote was to approve the addition of the self-study...
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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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PSPP has no dedicated tag

A meta question: how come https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSPP has no tag of its own? Its users are more command line driven than SPSS users which are more GUI driven....
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artificial-intelligence tag

We have 178 questions tagged as artificial-intelligence. As you can guess, those questions do not seem to differ anyhow to the questions tagged as machine-learning. Should we map artificial-...
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The tag [calibration]

From its excerpt: Calibration can refer to predicting an explanatory variable from an observation of the dependent variable; to adjustment of measurements to agree with value of some standard; to ...
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Do we really want a tag for Javascript?

We have a tag javascript (16 questions, 4 are closed). It was created in 2011. I saw it prop up again in the active questions feed earlier today. No question is tagged only with javascript, and it ...
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Should we have a canonical question about coincidences?

Right now, this question is marked for closing as a duplicate of this one. Yet the titles and subjects are totally different at first glance - and someone searching for something similar will have ...
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Should we have a "stratified-sampling" tag?

We currently have 279 questions containing "stratified sampling", and 84 questions containing ""stratified sampling"" (the phrase, including quotation marks). Would it make sense to start tagging ...
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Why do we have the [tag:coding] tag?

We have a tag for coding. But the description for the tag says it shouldn't be used and that it should be eliminated. It seems that either we should actually eliminate the tag; or else we should ...
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Shall we get rid of the [type-ii-errors] tag?

There is a tag type-i-errors which covers Type 1 and Type 2 errors; that is very clear from the excerpt and the Wiki. There is also a tag type-ii-errors which seems to deal with Type 2 error ...
Richard Hardy's user avatar
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Need for and name of [acf-pcf] tag

@gung recently created the acf-pcf tag which now has 9 questions: 2 old threads tagged by @gung and 7 new threads (plus 1 migrated to SO). I have two questions about the tag: Do we need it? If we ...
Richard Hardy's user avatar
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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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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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Partial moment tag

With this post Partial quantile moments? there was introduced a new tag [partial-moments] (so far without tag wiki). I think this (or some similar tag) could be useful, but my question is: What ...
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Should we have tags for specific datasets?

Some datasets are perennial favorites. Would it make sense to have tags for questions about these? If I'm asking about a specific analysis I want to apply to a dataset, it might be helpful to see ...
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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 ...
Stephan Kolassa's user avatar
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A ghost wiki excerpt after tag merge

My understanding was that when a tag B is made a synonym of tag A and merged with it, then if B had any tag wiki excerpt it would not be visible anywhere anymore. However, this apparently did not ...
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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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