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How to ask basic statistical analysis questions?

I am very new to statistical analysis and so I have a feeling that a lot of what is going to be discussed here will be over my head. Just graduating from college, I'd really like to continue learning ...
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How to remove tags?

There are a few tags that have no questions. I think these were previously attached to questions which have been re-tagged. For example, I changed timeseries to time-series on one question. Someone ...
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Is there an issue with the number of views?

I don't know if it is because it takes time (the cache thing) or if it is really an issue, but has anyone else noticed that the number of views is not giving an accurate measure of the number of times ...
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Modeling vs. Modelling tag

Already there are two tags for this ("Modeling" and "Modelling"). Should we, very early on, decide on one tag and try to edit posts in order to keep consistency and better searching?
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How much programming here?

Of course in context of R-versus-Clojure, I felt it needs external discussion. So, I believe that there are two possible sorts of such questions: An algorithmic question like, "How to implement X?" ...
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Should we tag “best-of” lists with “best-of”?

I think that these subjective list questions are useful, so it would be nice to have a separate tag for them (as in this example: What is the best introductory Bayesian statistics textbook?).
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What should our site be called? / What should our domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong ...
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Should we allow “best of” lists as community wiki?

I asked this question What is your favorite data visualization blog? which is essentially just allowing people to list and rank their favorites. Should this be allowed?
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Is machine learning a part of statistical analysis?

The is always a disputable thing, especially within "pure statisticians". I personally think they are inevitable connected. In a practical view, it would generate a lot of questions, and making a ...
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How should we deal with obvious homework questions

When this site takes off, we will get a number of homework questions that can be spotted a mile off. Should we Just down vote them and not answer them. Provide helpful hints Make a note in the FAQ ...
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What advantages does this site have over Metaoptimize?

Metaoptimize has been around for a few weeks and has accumulated a reasonably good set of questions, answers and users. What does this site have to offer, to differentiate itself from Metaoptimize?
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What should our FAQ contain?

In line with the link to the 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta above. What should our FAQ contain?
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What typographic support is available to support display of statistical formula?

There will be occasions when it would be useful to be able to include a statistical formula within a question, answer, or comment. How is this supported?
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How to answer R questions

It's inevitable that we will get lots of R questions in this forum. Should we: Bounce them all to SO Answer all questions, even when it's clearly programming and not statistics. Answer the question ...

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