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Avoiding edit spam for link edit

I noticed an external linked resource had moved and have done a quick search and replace for questions and answers that link the old resource, to prevent broken links. That has pulled some old Q&...
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Any update on our graduation?

This is more specifically a question for the mods. Now that we have a very impressive set of stats (we've been having them since a couple of months now): http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/...
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What should we do when a question posted on DataScience is a duplicate of a question posted on CrossValidated?

What should we do when a question posted on DataScience is a duplicate of a question posted on CrossValidated? (Example (mirror)) Should we leave a comment, copy-paste the answer(s) from ...
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Some concerns about unanswered questions

There are still 29% unanswered questions right now. Based on my observation, there are numbers of questions which have good answers, but as there are no upvotes on these answers or the author don't ...
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The tag "rattle" should be added

It would be nice to be able to track questions related to Rattle . FYI, Rattle: A Graphical User Interface for Data Mining using R http://rattle.togaware.com/
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What percentage of questions here are also on-topic on Cross Validated?

I wonder if anyone has tried to approximate the percentage of questions posted here that are also on-topic on Cross Validated.
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What is the right place to ask question about how to design code for data science using TensorFlow?

I was wondering if this site was a good place to ask about design patterns or ways to design code that works well for data science specifically. I had in mind to post a specific question on good ...
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Why do we have neuralnetwork tag rather than neural-network?

There are deep-learning, machine-learning, data-cleaning tags, why do we have ...
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Is there any way to improve my quesiton?

Sometimes my question gets downvoted, but the downvoter doesn't leave a comment ( as it's not necessary). Is there any way to improve my question under such circumstances?
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Inconsistent capitalization in site's description

The tour describes the site as follows: Data Science Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Data science professionals, Machine Learning specialists, and those interested in learning ...
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American English, British English, or both?

I've always assumed both are acceptable on Stack Exchange, but just had three edit suggestions (all from same user), two of which just changed "optimiser" to "optimizer".
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Migrating an old question to HSM or math, or not

Ten month ago, I asked What are references explaining Hugo Steinhaus early “data science” work?. It remains unanswered. It seemed to me it was legitimate on SE.DataScience at this time. Although ...
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We just hit another milestone!

So, our site just hit another milestone. We are over 10 questions per day, which means we're increasing in traffic and volume. (Kudos to the mods too!) You can view the stats here. We also have very ...
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Is debugging a machine learning algorithm on-topic here?

I was voting to close this question which is off-topic on programmers.stackexchange.com and was wondering whether or not it would be considered on-topic here (in the end I decided to play it safe and ...
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Are questions about competitions from the web on-topic?

I discovered the numer.ai competition and I find it quite interesting as new data sets come up every two weeks and data is very clean so you can apply your methods over and over again. I don't find a ...
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Shall we have a Community Promotion Ad in CrossValidated?

There is the Community Promotion Ads selection going on in Cross Validated. Link: https://stats.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2901/community-promotion-ads-2016 Stephen's message in chat Selected ...
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Let's make an awesome wiki?

I have just come across this post on Meta SE site, which speaks of a really awesome wiki in the help-center of the Buddhism site. It reminded me of Quora's Data Science wiki which includes a really ...
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Let's have pyspark tag

Some time we need to distinguish the question for PySpark from spark or apache-spark, so there should be a separate tag ...
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Different from stack overflow [duplicate]

How is this site different from stack overflow or cross validate? The topics covered are so similar. Both deal with coding and machine learning.
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Let's have our own Twitter account?

Would it be good if we have our own twitter account which is a bot which regularly tweets interesting questions. As our daily visitor stat is improving really good since some time now, I think having ...
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Adding Sample Questions to 'on topic' Page

At the suggestion of @Air, I'm posting this answer to another question here as a new question. I'm new the DS.SE, but have been using SO.SE for years. Having just now looked in the on topic questions,...
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Data Science Site Statistics

I looked over the site stats and wanted to compare/baseline to other SE sites I use and I cannot locate them. Does anyone know where this can be accessed on other sites? Is it only a feature of sites ...
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Reopen votes needed and effective speed of reopening

More than one SE site has the problem that low quality questions may get closed fairly quickly, but that response time when an OP has made a good effort to fix their question seems very long in ...
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Answer the unanswered!

We have been making great progress with our site, with some wonderful stats. However, there are about 460 unanswered questions in the site. Some are very old and some are ignored at the time when ...
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What is the difference between nlp and text mining?

I have noticed two tags nlp and text-mining. I am not a complete literate when it comes to processing natural language. So, wondering whether they are same or not?
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Shouldn't parallel and parallelism tags be merged?

There are two tags which look similar to me: parallel parallelism. There are 4 questions tagged with parallel and 3 different questions tagged with parallelism.
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Are we getting WinterBash hats?

Just seen this question in the WP SE. So, wondering whether we would opt in this time or not?
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Certainly not off-topic

https://datascience.stackexchange.com/questions/9121/software-for-assisting-in-handling-large-data This question is not off-topic as it's about a specific specialised type of software. Software rec's ...
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Create a Use Case directory for different kind of applications

Two years ago, I decided to start working on a Open Data guide for Python here Open Data SE The idea was to collect with the help of the rest of the users all the possible file formats that an open ...
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Can the data-visualization and visualization tags be merged?

I think the data-visualization tag can be merged into the visualization tag. Both solve the same purpose. And the visualization has a wiki for itself too.
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Can I please know why this question is down-voted (and also voted to close)?

Question on Big Data algorithms
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Is there a chat room for the site?

It would be really nice, if we have an active chat room for general discussion about the site and Data Science. Do such a room already exist, or does it need to be created?
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How is this site different from Cross Validated

I think Cross Validated is a more inclusive site than Data Science. The scope of Cross validated includes machine learning. I wonder what is the reason of this site proposals? Cross Validated is ...
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How do we promote the site?

There is a flood of doubts and articles all over the internet (Quora accounts for a significant amount of such questions) about data science. But, very few of them know about the existence of the ...
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Time to do something about datascience stackexchange?

I was very interested when I found this branch of StackOverflow, and initially the questions and answers seemed rare, but reasonably interesting. Lately I see, for example, 4 out of 11 active ...
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Are software recommendation for data science on-topic?

E.g.: I am looking for a program that would allow me to fine-tune pre-trained word embeddings on my data set. Is that kind of questions be on-topic here or should it be rather posted on https://...
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Is it okay to ask the following question what statistical models can be used in X?

Is it okay to ask what statistical and machine learning models can be used in SEM optimization or product design, for example?
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Quantum Machine Learning added to Data Science?

I wanted to propose that quantum machine learning, or quantumAI (see google or quopal ) should be affiliated to the Data science stackexchange? It is a very recent research area and might grow quickly ...
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Let's get critical: Jun 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Data Science Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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How to conclude a question

I am new to this site, and I need some help on how to interact with the other users. I asked a question about logistic regression, which was answered. I was just about to reply and say "thank you", ...
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Is there a specific reason for the lack of 'notation' and 'terminology' tags?

I feel like 'what does this notation mean' and 'what term would be used to describe this' questions come up/will come up a lot.
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Burninate [dataset]

There are currently 63 questions tagged dataset, but no tag wiki. I struggle mightily and unsuccessfully to find a good use of it in the DS.SE context. Requests for data are migrated to OpenData, ...
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When is a question considered a Data Science question and when is considered a coding question more appropriate for StackOverflow?

The title is self explanatory: where to draw the line between data science specific questions, suited for the Data Science SE, and coding questions that are more appropriate for StackOverflow? For ...
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Pattern recognition for youtube

Would such question could find place here? I am looking for software that would allow to match supplied image in video frame. I plan to use it to data-mine Hearthstone videos to get data on ...
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Basic Standards for Grammar and Punctuation

I see many questions and answers which have no regard for English basics, such as capitalization and simple punctuation. I understand many users will not be native English speakers. I certainly want ...
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Opinion based questions

I was trying to find some (news/code) ressources on Machine learning and about to post a question on datascience.SE but a similar question has been asked before: What are your favorite sources for ...
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Are questions relating to setting up data storage systems on topic?

I have loads of questions about the practicalities of storing and backing up large datasets, about things like how to select appropriate hardware and filesystems for my particular use case, how best ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Data Science Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Are we interested in Winter Bash 2014?

Winter Bash is coming up again next month. See 2013's site for more info, in case you haven't heard of this: http://winterbash2013.stackexchange.com/ Different SE sites can choose to opt in or out. ...
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Is the cryptanalysis domain part of the Data Science?

The cryptanalysis is a domain for analysis the encryption algorithm and sometimes the way to break them using statistics, math and number theories. My question is: "are questions regarding ...