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Questions tagged [scope]

This tag is about which topics are covered by the scope of the Data Science Stack Exchange site, and which questions are on-topic here. Questions which are off-topic might be appropriate in Stack Overflow, Cross Validated, or AI.stackexchange.com.

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Where to ask question with code related to datascience?

I'm wondering where I should ask question related to my field of interest (e.g.: qlearning, etc). I'm aware code focused question isn't the right place in datascience, so I'm wondering where would be ...
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Are questions about AI/DS API prices on-topic or off-topic on this site?

Here is an example of a question about AI/DS API prices: Question about Azure OpenAI pricing: Assume I ran 2 queries on GPT-4 (8k-token context). Each query consisted of 8 prompt tokens. Each query ...
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Are questions about papers on-topic?

I've seen that there was a discussion a few years ago about papers on Data Science SE and I'd like to revive it. I am a bit fuzzy about whether questions about papers are or should be considered on-...
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How can we define what is and what is not on topic?

Data Science is a pretty broad subject and defining what is on topic or not seems quite hard. This difficult is reflected on our help-center that does not specify what is on topic but rather give few ...
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What is our stance on website recommendation questions?

What is our stance on website recommendation questions? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Assume that the website recommendation pertains to data science. Example: Is there any web demo that returns ...
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What is on-topic here?

I am trying to find the right site for a question and am a bit torn between data science, cross validated, and ...
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Are software installation questions on-topic here?

Artificial Intelligence Stack Exchange occasionally gets questions about how to install DS/AI-related software. These are not on topic at AI, so I'm wondering whether it'd be appropriate to migrate ...
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What is our stance on questions on annotation programs?

What is our stance on questions on annotation programs? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Some examples of such questions below. Example 1: Configure BRAT so that if no ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How is Data Science different to Computational Science

Along the Vein of How is Data Science Different From Cross-Validated? How is Data Science different to Computational Science? I am feeling it sits somewhere between Computational Science and Cross ...
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Great questions from the DataScience.SE beta

We have spent some time discussing questions that are not perfect. When a new user shows up, and doesn't know how to ask a question or what questions to ask, seeing lots of people talking about what ...
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Are questions about Statistics on-topic?

We all acknowledge that statistics are a core tool for data scientists. But considering that Cross Validated exists to answer questions specifically concerning statistics, what type of statistics ...
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Are performance optimization questions off-topic?

I'm posting this to discuss whether questions about performance optimizations are off-topic in data science, and of course to see better definitions for such questions. My main relation with data ...
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Are recommendation and opinion based questions off-topic?

It's very good to see the community is growing, and we're already through the private beta. Since this session ended, I've seen many questions asking for opinion and recommendation, but I was not sure ...
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Are questions about Artificial Intelligence on-topic?

Sorry to bother but, the latest Artificial Intelligence was closed as a "duplicate" of this site. Some of the basic qustions included: What is the difference between AI and Machine Learning?...
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Is digital preservation on-topic?

The digital preservation Stack Exchange failed. Its topic was: Q&A site for professionals working to ensure long term access to digital objects. Is a digital object "data"? Is, therefore, ...
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Is visualization an integral part of Data Science?

In an answer to the question about what characterises the difference between data science and statistics, the main differentiation referred to Data collection, Data manipulation, Data scale, Data ...
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How is Data Science Different From Cross-Validated?

I see a lot of two overlap in the two SE sites. I think both interest me in the research and possibly the professional work I do. What are some cases to use one and not the other. In particular, ...
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Are questions about languages, libraries and databases on-topic?

Certain languages such as R and libraries/platforms such as Hadoop are used almost exclusively in data science. Should programming or configuration based questions for such languages, databases, ...
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Are ethical considerations for the data scientist within scope? Is {ethics} on topic?

Are all ethical considerations for the data scientist already subsumed by a blend of other professional disciplines and Information Security (INFOSEC)? I can see that many ethical dilemmas will be ...
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Should we adopt a [self-study] tag like stats.SE in scope and approach?

Should we implement a [self-study] tag in a similar way to stats.SE? I think that curious people will be drawn to this site to find out more about big-data in general. My question is mainly two-fold:...
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Are questions about structuring data for storage in databases/repositories/xxxx systems on topic?

One of the areas I am particularly interested in, is using systems like Lucene (ElasticSearch/Solr, etc.) to store data that is used for other computations. Are questions about how to best index the ...
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