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Tag Map for CrossValidated

I've just made a map of tags for CrossValidated. In short: tag size is related to tag popularity and edges are related to tag co-occurrences in questions (or more precisely: the observed/expected ...
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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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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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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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Is it okay to add the [self-study] tag through an edit instead of asking OP to do it?

I just (attempted to) reject an edit to include the "self-study" tag in a question, because the editor was "pretty certain that this is a self-study/homework question". "Self-study" is I think the ...
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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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What should we do with ambiguous [sampling] tag?

sampling is ambiguous and even its excerpt says so: Creating samples from a well-specified population using a probabilistic method and/or producing random numbers from a specified distribution. ...
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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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Encouraging questioners to answer their own self-study questions

I just had a thought: we should encourage askers of [self-study] questions to write up (and accept) the answers the answers that they end up with. The question here is: is that a good idea? If we ...
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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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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 ...
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Use of [tag:econometrics] tag

I am curious about the use of the econometrics tag. Its Wiki says a field of statistics dealing with applications to economics. This makes some sense, but I tend to think of the distinction ...
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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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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 are useful differences (if any) between [algorithms], [numerics], and [computational-statistics] tags?

I have just found myself adding these three tags (numerics, algorithms, and computational-statistics) to the following question (noticing an offered bounty): What algorithm is used in linear ...
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Number of tags versus number of views

I noticed that some questions with many tags get low views. Is that a coincidence? If I want to avoid getting low views, should I use fewer or more tags? I have no intention of abusing tags to ...
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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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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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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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The homework tag and homework policy (is it indeed "a routine question"?)

Right now the homework tag says "a routine question....". To me, this implies a simple question, probably from an elementary text. Many homework tagged questions are, indeed, just like this. But some ...
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Is it possible to tag user profile

There already exist tags for question. Is it possible to create tags for users profile? (with say less than 5 tag) ? this could help us to be able to characterize the community and create appropriate ...
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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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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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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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Should "text-mining" tag become "text-analysis" instead?

Currently tag "text-mining" has a definition that somehow mixes up data mining on text and text classification. Also, there is no other general tag like "text-analysis" that covers the broader field. ...
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Tag request: [tag:analytic-form]

This question: Steps to figure out a posterior distribution when it might be simple enough to have an analytic form? leads me to idea we need analytic-form tag. There might be plenty other similar ...
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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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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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