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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 ...
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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 Calculating Failure Rate with Some Failure Cause Data being Vague (and certainly before) somebody used it in the meaning of "...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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-...
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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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Do we need an [evaluation] tag?

We have a new tag, evaluation: For questions regarding the evaluation of experiments, including metrics. Is this something we should keep? It seems to me that probably most of statistics could ...
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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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What is deep-rl?

We have a tag for deep-rl but it has no wiki and I'm not really sure what it is. Can anyone shed light on this?
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How to delete an empty tag?

There is a new tag coupla which is a clear typo of copula. I corrected it in the one post it is used in, but how do I delete the tag itself which is here: https://stats.stackexchange.com/edit-tag-...
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Meta-analysis of the meta-analysis tags

There are meta-analysis×654 and meta-regression×101 tags. Meta-regression is a particular approach to meta-analysis so it's a subset tag. 90 out of 101 Qs are also tagged with [meta-analysis], i.e. ...
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Should we do something about [mixed-design] tag?

I noticed that we have mixed-design×63 tag that did not have any wiki excerpt. Many of the questions are about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixed-design_analysis_of_variance, i.e. ANOVA analysis with ...
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Is “data-preprocessing” on topic for CV?

I was reviewing first post questions and came across one seeming totally off-topic tagged data-preprocessing. Curious, I found a lot of ML questions invoking this tag. My gut says "data-preprocessing" ...
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What to do about the [control] tag?

We have a tag control with 141 threads. It has no wiki excerpt and statistical-control is a synonym of it. The absence of a wiki excerpt is wise since the threads range from control groups, control ...
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Distinction between [hauck-donner-effect] & [separability] tags

We have two tags that seem closely related: hauck-donner-effect (69 threads) Excerpt: Also called "perfect separation". In logistic regression, if all 1 & 0 outcomes lie on different sides ...
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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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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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Tag [smallareaestimation] needs a couple of hyphens in its name

I found the smallareaestimation tag and I think it needs some hyphens, i.e. should it not be small-area-estimation instead? I wanted to edit it manually as there were only five questions tagged with ...
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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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Rename [poisson] in [poisson-distribution]

I suggest to rename poisson into poisson-distribution, given that its wiki excerpt says A discrete distribution defined on the non-negative integers that has the property that the mean is equal to ...
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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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“Benchmark” tag is ambiguous

We have an ambiguous benchmark tag that has 23 questions but no usage guidance and seems to be being used for several quite different things. Some questions are asking about benchmarks for ...
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Are contest-type questions appropriate for CV?

It occurred to me that creating a contest, where (1) a statistical challenge or problem was completely defined, (2) judging criteria were unambiguously defined in terms of the winning answer, and (3) ...
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Should the default tag synonyms be in the full form or abbreviated?

We have multiple synonyms for full-form names and their abbreviations like item-response-theory and irt, or stochastic-gradient-descent and sgd. What should be the basic form: full length or ...
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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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Should tags [integral] and [integration] be synonyms?

There are two tags, integral and integration, that seem to be used interchangeably, maybe one should be a synonym of the other?
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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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Ambiguous [fisher] tag should be disambiguated

We have an ambiguous fisher tag that says right in the tag excerpt that it's ambiguous and should better be avoided. @gung moved most of the questions out of it several years ago, but did not empty it ...
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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 ...