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Besides the questions on our site, there's already Computer science, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (all of which have questions on neural networks - and that's not even counting the neural networks questions on StackOverflow and on Theoretical Computer Science ...). I'm not sure that adding a fifth (or seventh ...) site fielding questions on the ...


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They should be migrated here! Already two comments prefer option 1) so that looks a good one.


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I view data cleaning as on-topic here: it is a fundamental, if somewhat unglamorous (and underappreciated) aspect of data analysis. But, in keeping with this site's approach and philosophy, we would want to welcome answers that focus on principles and generalities which would apply regardless of one's computing platform, and migrate any threads that ...


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The official statement of what is on-topic on CV is that we address questions about: statistical analysis, applied or theoretical designing experiments collecting data data mining machine learning visualizing data probability theory mathematical statistics statistical and data-driven computing It is OK if ...


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I think the decision to migrate my question reflects an over-zealous concern by the moderators for maintaining a strict separation from SO. Questions about software are appropriate on CV. The FAQ (I wrote the first version) includes "statistical and data-driven computing". Asking what package implements a specific procedure falls directly into that category. ...


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I often, but not always, vote to close many such questions. Why? There is no axiom that all questions have a place somewhere on SE. Questions on the routine use of some language don't belong here and they don't belong on SO if they are not about a (non-trivial) programming problem raised by the poster's own code. For example, questions about "How do I do X ...


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@whuber is right. When I judge that questions would be viable on SO, I'm happy to migrate. But most of the programming-ish questions I see don't seem good enough. In particular, they tend to lack reproducible examples. It's also worth being clear that a, say, 'how do I use R?' question would be off topic here, and can simultaneously be off topic on SO as ...


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This is a (lightly edited) composition of the comments left above by @Scortchi, @whuber, @Glen_b, and Roland (I am marking this answer as CW). I believe they fully answer this question. There is no practical distinction between "focus on" and "about". Migration occurs when the question is likely to be considered on topic at the ...


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The migration dialog provides a short list of target sites. These are the sites all users may choose as likely targets. Because it's important to get along with other sites, it is crucial that all our users with vote-to-migrate privileges well understand the on-topic criteria at those sites. For years the only options have been SO, Math, and our own Meta ...


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I didn't know this, but we are limited to only 3 migration targets. It makes the most sense to allocate these 3 slots to the 3 most prevalent targets, which I assume are Meta.Stats.SE, Math.SE and SO.SE.


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Well done Glen for sorting this out! I think the OP in fact got good advice in the very first comment—to clarify their question, that questions purely on programming are for SO, & even what function to look into using—but they didn't know how to act on it. One, hopefully uncontroversial, lesson we can learn from this straight away is to take ...


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Software-specific questions have always been a touchy subject here. When questions are only about how to do something in R, or what does this error message mean, or what is the code for, or what is the package for, are off-topic for CV. However, it can be tricky. For what it's worth, my rule is simple: what does the OP need explained? If it is a ...


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I have made st.statistics a synonym of mathematical-statistics (which is not an intrinsic tag) and pr.probability a synonym of probability. Please keep an eye on attempted migrations from MO and let us know whether there are any more problems with them.


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Should a “Neural Network” Stackexchange site be created? This question has been answered by the response on Area51: Artificial Intelligence - closed after 18 days in beta 4 years ago Artificial Intelligence - closed after 12 days in beta 7 years ago Artificial Intelligence - 665 days in beta (Third time's a charm) - Almost 650 "Neural" tagged Machine ...


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I would suggest first consulting What should I do if nobody answers my question? in the help pages. Failing that, simply flag your post for moderator attention. Explain you would like it migrated (and suggest the destination).


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This is not a particularly great question for Stack Overflow. I wouldn't necessarily have closed it if it had been asked there, but given it was originally asked here and arguably isn't wholly inappropriate I'm not going to waste time trying to re-write it to fit somewhere else - y'all can edit / answer / close / continue discussing as you feel appropriate. ...


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What happens to reputation if an upvoted answer is moved to another SE site? The answer is deleted in the source site and the reputation is revoked. Votes are migrated to the target site with their respective posts, and if the answer's author has an account there, it will receive the associated reputation. If a question which received some upvotes is ...


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Here's a bump to this thread: Codidact now has a Math.Codidact site, with scope General Q&A about all branches of theoretical and applied mathematics, including closely-adjacent sciences where the central question is about the math. This seems to have a certain overlap with CrossValidated, though a lot of our content here would apparently be off-topic ...


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Off-topic: "where to publish" Questions on where to publish academic statistical or Machine Learning manuscripts are off-topic, as voted at this question.


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This result is certainly inconsistent. But no system works perfectly. The migrated question definitely looks like an SO coding question to me. Even with the comments it is a little ambiguous that the real problem is the OP doesn't properly understand the concepts rather than the code. I can understand how it was migrated. Actually, the closed-as-...


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What about this possibility? You could leave a comment about the scope of topics on this site, mention your suggested destination and then suggest that the OP flag it to migrate rather than repost (whether you also flag it yourself is up to you) . However, it's a good idea before suggesting a post belongs on another SE site to make sure it fits with the on-...


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I think the automatic locking by the Community user is somehow to do with migrations of a question from/to this site being rejected. The rules Community follows have changed over time—see Allow diamond moderators to reverse question migrations?. Anyway, please feel free to flag any such questions you think should be deleted & ask a moderator to ...


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I have seen other forums migrating such requests to Software Recommendations, though that forum tends to be a still defining itself and not known for prompt responses or well moderated. Right now as it covers a broad range of topics and not people who are say, experts in R or what it does in this case. R packages based on this forum's core competency I ...


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My comment is true: beta sites can't be listed in the flag/close dialog as migration options; one has to suggest that destination in an other (needs ♦ moderator attention) flag. Here's a quote from Tim Post on Meta Programmers (this was as also quoted partially here on Meta Stack Exchange): I'm Tim Post, a community manager for Stack Exchange. I'd like to ...


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If you consider the universe of questions which are daily closed or reopened it will not be the first nor the last time to happen. It just happens. If you spend some time in this community you'll see how our experienced users are engaged to provide feedback and help reversing situations like that. Remembering that letting a comment after putting a ...


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Only moderators have the ability to migrate questions to any site. SE also imposes a limitation on the number of default sites made available in the migration dialog. The solution is to flag the thread and recommend a migration target. (In controversial cases, mods can contact mods at the intended destination site to ask them in advance whether they would ...


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It looks like the community made the right decision. Xi'an's answer was purely software-oriented, explaining how to use cusum and an iterator in R to accomplish a calculation efficiently. That makes it a fine answer--on Stack Overflow. Generally, when a thread is migrated and we would like to take it back, we can contact the moderators on the destination ...


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This is often a delicate decision. Without purporting to survey all the possibilities, I note a continuum of situations here, in terms of merit of question (how far is it a good question answerable somewhere?) and appropriateness of questions (how far is it on-topic anywhere, on Stack Exchange or in other forums?). Even if there are votes to close or to ...


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Create a general landing page for statistics questions. We could create a statistics landing page where all sites, for instance also datascience.SE, could join together in a single same spot. This is a bit more complicated than a simple idea of collaboration, and takes time to develop. This idea is that we should be able to do like 'big data' and gather ...


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