I noticed that the tag 'graphs' is used at least twofold:

  • for questions involving graphs in the sense of nodes and links
  • for questions where 'graphs' means in fact 'charts'

For me, this is not good.

What do you think?


2 Answers 2


I agree that those are two distinct usages and should not share one tag. graphs implies your first bullet point, to me. The second one should be tagged charts or visualization or plots or something. Feel free to propose tag edits where you see this problem.


This is from 3.5 years ago, but I just proposed a entry for the graphs tag.

They are a minority, but there are quite a few questions that should be re-tagged visualization.

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    $\begingroup$ What (if anything) should be the distinction between this clarified graphs and social-network-analysis? The latter sounds more specific, but its current tag wiki is not. $\endgroup$
    – Ben Reiniger Mod
    Commented Feb 26, 2021 at 16:04
  • $\begingroup$ @BenReiniger Do you think social network analysis should start by saying it is a type of graph analysis? Otherwise, they both seem fine to me: someone asking a question about social networks is likely to get the right tag. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 26, 2021 at 17:05

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