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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 ...
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What to do about [order] tag?

There is a tag order, without any tag wiki or excerpt, which sometimes are misused for tag order-statistics, but seems to have other uses, but not many at all. What to do? Can anybody propose a wiki?
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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 to do about [failure] tag?

We have a tag failure×23 that has no wiki excerpt. I can think of at least two meanings for "failure": A possibly censored event to be modeled in survival analysis and a success/failure in some ...
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Too many boosting tags

I don't know much about boosting, but I accidentally noticed that we have the following boosting-related tags: boosting × 311 gbm × 179 gradient-boosted-trees × 28 The problem is that boosting (...
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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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Confusing [moving-average] tag: split into two?

Moving average and moving-average model are two quite different animals, but they seem to be conflated in the name and the description of the moving-average tag. The excerpt implies moving average, ...
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Can we delete the dplyr tag?

Currently we have 3 questions which are tagged with the "dplyr" tag. All three of them have zero votes. In my opinion questions related to this tag and this R library are about data wrangling in R. ...
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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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Tag [regularity]: what is it for, is it needed?

There is a tag regularity with three uses, apparently with very different meanings, and no tag wiki/excerpt. What should we do about it? My inclination is to drop it completely.
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Do we need a tag [csv-file]?

I see we have a csv-file tag with nine questions mostly quite old and at a brief reading either off-topic as about software operation or not really about the file type. We do not seem to have any ...
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Our tags for nominal, ordinal, and categorical data

Around a month ago, @gung suggested to make nominal×113 a synonym of categorical-data×1987 because they are "literally synonyms". This has initially gotten some support, until @ttnphns objected on ...
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What should we do about the [hierarchical] tag?

(Note this previous, related discussion: Redundant tags: mixed effects and related models.) The hierarchical tag is very ambiguous. Unfortunately, this hasn't been addressed before and it now has ...
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Wiki of the LARS tag

This is the current Wiki of the lars tag: LARS is an extension of the LASSO, which constrains regression coefficients to no more than a possible absolute sum. The LARS algorithm can be understood ...
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What should we do with [inverse-cdf] and [quantiles]?

We have two closely related tags inverse-cdf (18) and quantiles (334). Maybe instead we should have something like [quantile-function] synonym to ...
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Sort out [hotelling] into [hotelling-t2]

We have a hotelling tag with 24 Qs, no excerpt, and unclear scope. We also have a hotelling-t2 with only 8 Qs, but with an excerpt, and clear scope. I suggest that we need to go through all [...
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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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How do I find what percent of my points come from which tags?

If I assume that for an answer that I give to a question, the tags take equal shares of the points I have been voted, how do I make a ranked list of tags that gives tag name, tag rank, and sum of ...
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Our tags for logistic regression: [logistic] and [logit]

logistic (3858) is one of our most popular tags; its wiki excerpt says Refers generally to statistical procedures that utilize the logistic function, most commonly various forms of logistic ...
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Is there a list of vague/meaningless tags with little to no usage guidance?

The about for 'basic-concepts' is: THIS TAG IS MEANINGLESS, please don't use it. Pick something more specific and descriptive. Likewise, the tag wiki is empty. Similarly, the about sections and ...
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What is the meaning and scope of our [data-generating-process] (synonym [dgp]) tag?

We have a data-generating-process tag with 20 Qs, no wiki excerpt, and a synonym dgp. Wikipedia mentions at least three different interpretations of the term: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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The [ordinal] tag and ordered logistic regression

Consider the following tags: ordinal (678) ordinal-logit (3) ordinal-probit (1) ordered-logit (62) ordered-probit (13) proportional-odds (2) The ordinal-logit, ordered-logit, and proportional-odds ...
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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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Automatic tag changing

Why does the markov-chain tag get changed automatically to markov-process? I had an answer addressing the difference between ...
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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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The [pandas] tag

I cannot see any reason for the pandas tag to exist on CV. It would seem this is very specifically about code, and not directly statistical/ML code. But I've never used pandas. EDIT: One point I ...
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Tags around categorical data coding / representation

Return back to the issue, June 30, 2017 I want to bring your attention once again to this tag question about categorical data encoding. It has not been resolved satisfactory so far, to me. 1) I ...
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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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Magic links for tag wikis

In reviewing first posts, I often comment: Welcome to [stats.se]! Please take a moment to view our [tour]. In this comment, I am able to make use of the "magic ...
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LDA (latent dirichlet allocation) tag issue

Colleagues and moderators, please think over what to do with a tag for Latent Dirichlet Allocation. We've got lda and latent-dirichlet-alloc currently. One (which? or maybe a new better one?) should ...
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Do we really need [latex] tag?

We have 15 questions tagged latex, several already closed and few others being, in my opinion, candidates to being closed. This tag and most of the questions are off-topic. Maybe we should delete the ...
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Pointless [discriminant] tag

We have discriminant with 35 Qs, no wiki excerpt, and unclear scope, that nevertheless has a synonym: discrimination. At least half of the threads should be re-tagged to discriminant-analysis. The ...
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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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Ambiguous [randomization] tag and friends

The current randomization tag has no wiki or excerpt and its 130 questions cover a wide variety of topics. I propose the following many of the entries are about random allocation in the context of ...
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Ambiguous [interval] tag

The interval tag is awful. It has 94 threads and the following excerpt: Statistical intervals, such as confidence, credible, prediction or tolerance intervals. but in fact we have separate well-...
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Understanding the use of the [science] tag

What's the use of the science tag, given that one might expect most questions on this website to be related to science?
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The *learning tags

We have no less than 13 tags containing "learning". Some of these are certainly fine, e.g. machine-learning, deep-learning, unsupervised-learning, supervised-learning, reinforcement-learning, manifold-...
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Tidying up [replic*] tags

Consider the following tags: replicability (4): "the extent to which subsequent studies of the same phenomenon reproduce the results obtained in the original study" (excerpt) replication (49) - no ...
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Synonymous tags: bias-node and intercept?

The tags bias-node and intercept seems to me to be synonymous. [bias-node] is only used 6 times. Should we declare those as synonyms?
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Understanding the use of the [education] tag

What's the use of the education tag, given that we have the learning and teaching tags?
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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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Counting accepted answers towards tag badges

As far as I can tell, tag scoring (used as a counter towards a tag badge) measures score based on how many upvotes all answers under a certain tag have gathered. It ...
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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 ...