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Per the instructions in How to suggest tags to be merged? can someone please merge and as well as ?

In R () the package (library) contains the functions ggplot and qplot, where qplot is a wrapper around ggplot. Thus, all questions relating to qplot and ggplot are really questions about .

Since Stack Exchange views as a versioned tag, I cannot do this merge myself, despite having sufficient rep and answer scores.

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+1 Where's the mod that helps us? – Joris Meys Aug 16 '11 at 16:52
+1 Good suggestion - no need to have superfluous tags lying around. – Gavin Simpson Aug 16 '11 at 17:20
Many apologies to @baptiste. The question was flagged as a duplicate so I refunded the bounty in order to close it as such. But it was only when I double checked that I realised that the other question was much newer. I've added the bounty back from my rep. – ChrisF Mar 24 '13 at 21:09
@ChrisF And my apologies for not checking for dupes before asking my newer one. Feel free to close mine as a dupe if you feel its appropriate. – joran Mar 24 '13 at 21:12
@joran - don't worry about posting duplicates. It happens to everyone at some point. – ChrisF Mar 24 '13 at 21:13
I would do the merge myself, but I'd rather defer to those more expert in the tags. – ChrisF Mar 24 '13 at 21:15
I don't know how many mods have much experience with R. FWIW Andrie and I are the two top SO users in ggplot2 (and baptiste is up there too, as well has being a significant contributor to the package's dev over the years) but for the definitive reference we could always ping @hadley (the package author) for his approval. – joran Mar 24 '13 at 21:32
@ChrisF thanks, let's hope this gets some attention after 2 years – baptiste Mar 25 '13 at 9:39
As another active member of the R tag I agree that these tags should be merged. – Dason Mar 28 '13 at 21:08
@ChrisF Would you be able to assist us in getting a concrete response from "the mods" as a group on this issue? I'd love to get some feedback about how we could more effectively lobby for this change. – joran Mar 28 '13 at 21:28
@joran - it really needs someone with domain knowledge to give a definitive answer on this. Once that's done a mod can do the necessary. Get someone to post an answer with what needs merging. – ChrisF Mar 28 '13 at 21:31
@ChrisF Thank you for the pointer. I've answered my own question. – Andrie Mar 28 '13 at 21:39
up vote 10 down vote accepted

Here is the domain knowledge requested:


(Circumstantial) evidence of domain knowledge:

  • I have nearly 50K rep in the tag, with nearly 8K rep in the , the proposed master tag.
  • I co-authored R for Dummies
  • I wrote the package ggdendro that extends ggplot2 by adding support for dendrograms, published on CRAN.
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Which one needs to be the master – ChrisF Mar 28 '13 at 21:39
@ChrisF ggplot2 should be the master – Dason Mar 28 '13 at 21:41
Though with 50K rep in the tag you should be able to suggest the synonyms yourself. – ChrisF Mar 28 '13 at 21:42
@ChrisF Nope, as per my question, SO considers ggplot2 as a version specific tag, so I couldn't do it. – Andrie Mar 28 '13 at 21:43
Ah - of course. – ChrisF Mar 28 '13 at 21:44
@ChrisF One of the ironies here is that the (superfluous) appendage of "2" on the package name is one of the longest running jokes in the R chat room (along with the package author's propensity for using underscores in function names). Thank you so much for you help! – joran Mar 28 '13 at 21:46
@ChrisF is a StackOverflow rockstar! – Andrie Mar 28 '13 at 21:46
Should the tags be merged (i.e qplot and ggplot actually replaced by ggplot2? – ChrisF Mar 28 '13 at 21:47
@ChrisF I propose that these should be synonyms, not replaced, to prevent the re-creation of new duplicate tags in future. Good catch, thank you. – Andrie Mar 28 '13 at 21:50

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