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Tag proposal: [phylogeny]

This seems fine to me. Here are a couple of points: When you create the tag, be sure to create a tag wiki excerpt that states what it stands for, and provides some guidance on how to use the tag. ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Should we create a [regression-discontinuity] tag?

I don't see why not. That is a perfectly valid topic. We have other, similar tags for methods used to infer causality from observational data, including: causality (387 threads) granger-...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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What is our policy on creating new tags?

If you have the reputation to reach the correct level of privilege (which you do), then you can create tags. However, with a mature site like this one, you're encouraged to think carefully about ...
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Should we have [birthday-paradox] tag?

Since there is no answers and not much comments, while the question and pro-tag comments received several up-votes I would consider creating the tag. Let's wait for few more days if anyone disagrees (...
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Tag for "number needed to treat" and "number needed to harm"?

There is was an existing tag named [nnt] (used in two questions). I made it a synonym of new tag number-needed-to-treat and merged them. I also created an excerpt ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Should we have a "misspecification" tag?

I went ahead and made the tag (cf., misspecification). I retagged some, many more are needed. Have a look at my proposed tag wiki. I don't have any posts so far in the tag, so I cannot propose ...
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Should we have [bayesian-vs-frequentist] tag?

Rather not. While I agree that such a tag could be useful, it seems that the combination of bayesian and frequentist tags serves more or less the same purpose. There are 95 threads tagged with these ...
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Creating a tag for sets

It seems to me that this will lead to potential problems because: 1 - it might encourage people to ask questions about set theory which are better on another site 2 - the proposed scope is too broad ...
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Why there are no tags for score-test and nuisance parameter or wikipedia?

Anyone with the create tags privilege can create a new tag, although some created tags are later merged into others or deleted. When someone perceives the need for a tag, they type a new name in the <...
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PSPP has no dedicated tag

You can create new tags yourself if you have at least 300 reputation. For now, I searched for questions containing "PSPP" and added a pspp tag. (More precisely, Kjetil seems to have been doing the ...
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Should we have a [bias-variance] tag?

With no meaningful opposition to this, I'm going to go ahead and create a bias-variance-tradeoff tag and begin the process of retagging.
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Let's create [pmf] tag and keep it distinct from [pdf]

For the record: our tag description for pdf has always said that one should use it for PMFs too. When you created pmf tag yesterday to replace [pdf] on one of the ...
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Create [analysis] tag? + Update 2017: Delete [analysis] tag?

I came across the analysis tag and was going to write a Meta post suggesting deleting this tag on the grounds that it is a meta tag (the only meta tag that we are tolerating here on CV is [self-study])...
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Should we have a Cook's distance tag?

At the moment we have a number of possibly relevant tags leverage which has 27 entries but no wiki excerpt diagnostic which has 162 entries a wiki excerpt but no extended wiki regression-diagnostic ...
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Tags for zero-inflated vs. hurdle vs. point-mass-at-zero models

Thank you for the good discussion so far, and thanks to @amoeba for pointing me to it! I agree with many points raised so far and just want to share a few personal experiences with this topic. ...
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Tags for zero-inflated vs. hurdle vs. point-mass-at-zero models

I usually agree with @gung on tag issues, but this time I am not convinced by his answer. I want to make two points. I don't see how we can meaningfully separate tags for zero-inflated count models, ...
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What do you think of the new tag: identity

There are multiple good reasons mentioned in the comments, but let me add my five cents, especially as you pinged me on my own question So, we promote the identity function for convolution to tag ...
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Is Dirac delta worth its own tag?

I am providing an answer so to bump the question and close it with some conclusion. Personally I'd considered [dirac-delta] tag useful. The question already got ...
Tim's user avatar
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Should we create a [kpss-test] tag?

I created the kpss-test tag. All questions which I consider relevant for the tag are already retagged.
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Made a [basis-function] tag

Wait a couple of days to see if anybody protests against your new tag, and if nobody raises any concerns, then you can go ahead and put this tag on some older questions. I don't recommend hunting down ...
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"Absolute value" tag

I see value in this suggestion, and have created the absolute-value tag, and invite you to improve upon both my quick and dirty précis and the info page. I also invite anyone critical of the tag to ...
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A new tag for mixture of data types

Maybe, I think it depends on whether it would successfully group enough threads to usefully contribute to the organization of the material on the site (see below). We have several "mixed-" tags ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Create a tag for Laplace smoothing

Label [laplace-smoothing] created. Accompanying wiki-lemma created. Label added to ~20 questions. Instances of ...
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Tags for zero-inflated vs. hurdle vs. point-mass-at-zero models

There is "zero-inflation" the phenomenon, and there are zero-inflated-(Poisson / negative binomial / etc.) models as one strategy to deal with that phenomenon (in addition to hurdle models ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Do we need a "boruta-tag"?

I just created the boruta tag. Feel free to propose a more detailled wiki as I just have superficial knowledge of the algorithm.
Ferdi's user avatar
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"graph neural networks" tag?

The tag graph-neural-network has been created.
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Tag proposal: Fun (explicit category for fun posts)

The tag already exists: humor
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Tag proposal: [cronbachs-alpha]

Maybe let's add [cronbach-alpha] (without 's) as a synonym..? I guess it will make searching easier since people may drop "s" in their queries. What do you think?
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