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I propose to remove the tag and merge it with the tag. The reason is that I do not know what exactly means apart from the IMO correct tag (there is neither an excerpt nor a wiki). The discipline is called numeric*s*, the adjective is .

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I'd propose that they'd be removed. They sound more meta than anything. – Jeff Mercado Mar 24 '12 at 21:03
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How do you tag then questions about rounding errors or numerical methods like root solver, numerical integration and optimization problems ? – Thorsten S. Mar 24 '12 at 21:12
    
Not everything needs a tag for it. [numeric] or [numerical] does not work great as a standalone tag AFAIK... do you have a stronger case for why they are needed as-is? Right now, I'm looking at this in the same way like how [curly-brackets] was for tags. – Jeff Mercado Mar 24 '12 at 21:35
    
How do you tag questions like: I am working on a game or simulation and I need to calculate a combination of functions (sin, cos, haversine) as fast as possible, but I need only e.g. 18 bits precision ? It is not a question of an [algorithm]. – Thorsten S. Mar 24 '12 at 22:51
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I believe you're describing numerical analysis. – Robert Harvey Mar 24 '12 at 22:57
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I could see [numerical-analysis] working as a standalone tag. That sounds a lot better than [numeric] and [numerical] which is ambiguous. [numerical-analysis] is much more specific. – Jeff Mercado Mar 24 '12 at 23:12
    
Good point. I see that there is also a strange [numericalupdown] tag ?! How about merging all numerical tags including numerical analysis to "numerical" ? It is shorter and I believe far less people know the term "numerical analysis". – Thorsten S. Mar 24 '12 at 23:13
    
@ThorstenS. But if someone's typing "numerical" in the tag box, "numerical-analysis" would appear as an option and the tag wiki would clearly demonstrate that it's what they're looking for. I think "numerical-analysis" is the proper tag to merge these into. – WendiKidd Sep 3 '12 at 18:48

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