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Can we delete the dplyr tag?

I don't see why not. You make good points.
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Do we need the Drug tag, or can it be discarded?

There's clinical-trials that should overlap with "drug" while being more relevant. We have few other relevant tags as well. "Drug" seems broad and not really helpful.
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Can we delete the dplyr tag?

The two questions by tomclark seem to be on topic -- "What is the best way to test if the number of Males in group 1 is significantly greater than group 2, which is 0?" is clearly a statistical ...
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Is the [modeling] tag useful?

I agree that the modeling tag is pretty much useless because it is too unspecific and too vacuous. It is not the only tag like that. For example we have fittingĂ—600 and modelĂ—900, which are also ...
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Do we need the Drug tag, or can it be discarded?

With 'drug' I might potentially think about pharmacology which is about dynamics and kinetics. But all of the 6 question seem to be just some clinical trial, where Tim mentions there's already a tag ...
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What is the meaning and scope of our [data-generating-process] (synonym [dgp]) tag?

I looked into it and it seems that data-generation-process is a pretty useless tag that should be eliminated. In most cases people seem to be using it instead of our well-established random-generation ...
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Burninate the "dynamic" tag

OK, I have removed all dynamic tags. For good measure, I also changed all dynamic-linear-model ones to dynamic-regression. Let's see what happens to the tags. If the tags remain, we can edit the ...
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Is the tag `statistical-confidence` portmanteau of `confidence-interval` and `statistical-significance` and should it be deleted?

(Turning my comment into an answer) Nearly half (13/22) have either [sc] & [ci], or [sc] ...
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Do we really need [latex] tag?

Some questions were closed & got deleted, and the current situation is as follows. There are 7 questions left in latex, 5 of which are closed as off-topic. The 2 remaining ones are arguably on-...
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Is the tag [sample-variance] needed?

Following the discussion in the comments, I have removed sample-variance from all threads. The tag will be automatically deleted within 24h. I note that the wiki excerpt for our variance tag ...
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Do we need a tag [csv-file]?

The tag has now been emptied so this thread can be closed. I will accept my own answer.
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Tag-candidates for removal

Turns out that we have a theory tag. Its wiki excerpt says For questions about statistical theory. Always include a more specific tag as well. This means that it is a meta tag by definition. And ...
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What should we do with the ambiguous [Pearson] tag?

Here is my specific plan about what to do with the pearson tag, based on the above discussion with @Scortchi a year ago: Create tags and tag synonyms pearson-chi-squared$\to$chi-squared and pearson-...
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The [kernel] tag is dead

FYI, I noticed a few weeks ago that kernel had come back from the dead (a little early for Halloween), again. I just removed it from the last question of this batch, but bumping this here as a ...
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Suggestion: delete [comparison] tag

As the discussion in comments pointed to, there is no good synonym, so we should just start to eliminate little by little. There are many other tags with comparison in name, like model-comparison, so ...
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Tag [regularity]: what is it for, is it needed?

There seems to be agreement that such a tag without a tag wiki and used only thrice, without consistency, should be removed. And that maybe that could have been done without raising the issue on meta....
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Tag [regularity]: what is it for, is it needed?

With only three questions with the tag, if we don't know what it's for, and it's not much used, there's no reason to keep it. Unless there's some argument otherwise I'm inclined to remove it from ...
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Do we need an [evaluation] tag?

Yeah the description was made in a hurry sorry about that. Here was my thinking: I created a question about aggregating metrics, and the closest tag was ...
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Tag-candidates for removal

inequality with 22 Qs and no wiki excerpt should be eliminated, partially by being replaced with probability-inequalities (145), partially by simply being removed. Currently people use it for ...
amoeba's user avatar
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Confusion about nonlinear tags

Not every aspect or element is a keyword. I don't think that it is sufficient that there are plenty of questions about non-linearity, it is also important that it is a well know and clearly defined ...
Sextus Empiricus's user avatar
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Tag-candidates for removal

We have a repeatability tag, with 26 threads, and no excerpt or wiki. Some of the questions are clearly about the intra-class correlation, but others may be about other topics. The current threads ...
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