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Different from stack overflow

I disagree. I've recently started to participate in all three of those communities (although particularly more active in stack overflow) and the differences are considerable. Stack Overflow is a ...
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What is on-topic here?

Data Science and Cross Validated overlap. I'd say Cross Validated is more about statistics, math and theory, and Data Science is more about applied machine learning and data. I'm a mod and I ...
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Is visualization an integral part of Data Science?

I'd also say yes. What is visualization used for? During your own data exploration process, plotting is essential You have to communicate results to other scientists or peers from your experts ...
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Are questions about papers on-topic?

It seems about right. Case 1: would be a common question. Case 2: would probably be downvoted since it would be a question that doesn't show much effort, if a accepted paper doesn't give that kind of ...
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How can we define what is and what is not on topic?

I think the on/off-topic examples could be improved (though I'm not sure how to change them). No matter what, on/off-topic is subjective at the edges, and won't be perfect. That's OK. In practice, I ...
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What is our stance on questions on annotation programs?

Tough call. NLP and text classification is on-topic. Tools for NLP and text classification are also on-topic in my view. So a question about, say, R and NLP is on-topic, although we've usually said ...
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Great questions from the DataScience.SE beta

I'm new the DS.SE, but have been using SO.SE for years. Having just now looked in the on topic questions, I find there aren't any. This may be part of the reason there is so much trouble in ...
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What is our stance on website recommendation questions?

I generally prefer them to be rephrased as the underlying problem that's being solved, not as a question about web sites that have an answer to the problem. If you can construe the question that way (...
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Where to ask question with code related to datascience?

To me, it depends on how much the problem is actually code/debugging vs. statistical/etc. If it's primarily code, then ask on SO even if it requires some minor data science or specialized background ...
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Are questions about AI/DS API prices on-topic or off-topic on this site?

I would consider this off-topic, since this is about the price of a service rather than about its implementation/use/... . But since azure-ml etc. is generally on-...
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