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Community Moderator Election has been cancelled

We regret to inform that due to insufficient nominating candidates, we are currently terminating the ongoing election here on Data Science Stack Exchange. As explained previously, in order for an ...
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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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What characterises the difference between data science and statistics?

The cliché holds that we are drowning in data, yet starving for knowledge. Wikipedia characterises data science as the generalizable extraction of knowledge from data, and it defines statistics as ...
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Moderator Election - We need more candidates!

In a bit over 3 hours, the nomination phase of the moderator elections is scheduled to end. However, in order for the election to proceed, it is necessary to have at least one more candidate running ...
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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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Voting is Moderation, and we need more Moderation

As discussed by Grace Note we need more moderation if this site is to continue. The easiest form of moderating is to vote. So far, 28 days into this month, we only have 17 users with more than 10 ...
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Can we get TeX support?

Like on math.stackexchange, where (for example) I can type $\sqrt{2}$ for square root of 2? If we want to be able to quote equations from data science research ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Data Science is scheduled for its graduation election next week, July 31st.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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How to ask a good question on data science SE?

I have been browsing through the Data Science SE for last couple of months almost everyday along with other SE sites. I noticed that, in general, the questions asked on Data Science SE is often of ...
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Can we get a more direct definition of 'What is Data Science' on help Page?

If a question is closed as off-topic, the asker is referred to the help center for advice on what is on-topic. But as of now, the What topics can I ask about here? help page is somewhat self ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Data Science is scheduled for an election next week, March 25th 2019.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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What it is the most appropriate Stack Exchange site to ask about ontologies and knowledge bases?

I am interested in ontologies and knowledge management, but I cannot find the ideal place for those questions. Sometimes, I think that the best site for that is Data Science, and sometimes - ...
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Can we get syntax highlighting?

I just answered my first question here on Data Science Stack Exchange. I am a somewhat regular user on SO and Programmers.SE. By that I mean that I have some experience using this kind of sites, and ...
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Another Data Science Milestone, our first 10k User!

I am am not sure how to phrase this as a question, so I am not going bother. NeilSlater just crossed the 10k threshold here on Data Science. And I think it is time for a bit of celebration. Please ...
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A few important notes on the Beta

I was a part of the Big Data beta about a year ago and I was saddened when it didn't meet the qualifications to get out of Beta. A few notes from the link above: We need to average at least 15 ...
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Who are you and why are you here?

I feel it would be interesting to get to know other each other and why you are participating on this beta. As data science is fairly new, knowing about each other's background would provide us a ...
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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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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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Hands-on Moderation is essential for this community to continue

Two weeks ago, we cancelled the Moderator election for this site on the grounds that there were insufficient candidates. I posted this meta post to investigate the source of the problem and determine ...
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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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How to deal with “I don't know where to start” questions

I think we are all familiar with the Stack Exchange Data Science question like the following: "I have this really cool idea for this project that I would like to work on where I take stock data and ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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Should we have a tag to identify questions concerning specific published papers?

I was just editing Trying to understand free-energy equations in a Karl Friston neuroscience article and thought it might be useful to have a tag identifying questions specifically concerning one or ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Offer Additional Options for “Off Topic” Flag

There are frequently questions which are off topic posted on this site. It would be nice to be able to flag them with additional information for the moderators. For example, there are frequently ...
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Should the recommendation tag be burninated?

The recommendation tag seems to be use for a variety of questions most of which could do without it. Should the tag be burninated?
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Why does it take so long to attend flags?

So I flagged a post yesterday and it still has not been attended to. This is quite unusual since this is a very active SE site. Should this SE have more moderators? Should the moderators be from ...
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When is it okay to cross-post to on Data Science from Cross Validated?

In general: When it is okay to cross post from Cross Validated or Stack Overflow to Data Science? Specific Situation: I have a machine learning question on Cross Validated that does not seem to be ...
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Should answer acceptance restricted who has asked the question?

I have seen quite a few times that the accepted answer is not always the best among all the replies (obviously under my own criteria). If I'm not wrong, only who asked the question is the one who can ...
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Limitation of the Data Science site's migration process

Currently, Data Science site has no ability to specify what StackExchange site a question should be migrated to. This feature exists on some other sites, for example, Cross Validated. I think that ...
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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 ...