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We've gotten rid of and we're nearly done with . I just noticed two others which are along a similar vein: and . The above four tags seem to generally be concerned with the same bad questions, and they don't seem to be at all useful. This would make them ideal for burnination.

Thoughts?

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The sample tag is used in conjunction with the r tag in the context of "take a sample of some set" in the process of data/statistical analysis. Not sure that justifies a whole tag, but it's a use that has nothing to do with the meaning of sample-code. –  joran Apr 13 '13 at 1:02
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I would suggest that the sample tag is too generic for that purpose - maybe sample-set or something similar should be applied to those questions? –  Emrakul Apr 13 '13 at 1:02
    
Mmmm...not really. The problem is that there is a specific function in R for this purpose called sample. –  joran Apr 13 '13 at 1:03
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I've seen this before elsewhere, but I forget where: Tags designated for one specific command in a language should not be created (with few exceptions for common ones like select, but as it stands, sample doesn't even have a tag wiki). –  Emrakul Apr 13 '13 at 1:05
    
Well, sampling seems like a better replacement to me, but that's already taken with a pretty specific meaning. –  joran Apr 13 '13 at 1:07
    
Do you think it would be ok to expand the tag wiki for sampling and use that for the ~40 questions in R that currently have sample? –  joran Apr 13 '13 at 1:15
    
@joran No, I think tags should have one meaning only –  Emrakul Apr 13 '13 at 1:19
    
Ok, I guess we're stuck with random-sample then. Now I need to figure out what to do with bootstrap. Man, tags are such a mess. –  joran Apr 13 '13 at 1:23
    
@joran Yes, they certainly are. I've got a list of around 70 now that need cleaning –  Emrakul Apr 13 '13 at 1:31
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They certainly aren't used for the same reasons at all...

With that:

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