I feel like we should sort out tags related to graphics. Right now there tags , , + tool/package specific like .

I identify three distinct problems related to graphics:

  • how to visualize <my data>? -> philosophical problem
  • how can I reproduce figure of somebody else? -> coding/crafting problem
  • how to understand figure of somebody else? -> science interpretation problem

The last one has very clear tag (and I love it). But the first two are blended in and tags.

I suggest to remove tag and add description that would correspond to following tag scheme:

Why do I care? I usually can not help with 1 and 3, but I really like to do 2 (especially if it's core-R graph).

Can you think of other topics related to graphics? Do you think these scheme would work? Huh?


I went on and created the tag (I found two questions that were candidates of this tag)


Sounds like a good structured way of tagging. However, I know from my own experience when writing a question, tagging is the last part before submitting, and usually I quickly choose tags that first pop up into my mind. So if I had a question in one of your 3 categories, I would probably tag them with plotting or visualization anyway. Maybe I would add R as well. I think not many users will do a thorough research of finding the right and perfect tag for their question. That does not mean it wouldn't be meaningful to create these tags, but I expect many 'wrongly' tagged questions as a consequence.

  • $\begingroup$ This is a good point. I like when the related tags would have links to each other in the excerpt. $\endgroup$ – Kamil S Jaron Aug 14 '18 at 11:25
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    $\begingroup$ The auto fill function for tags now, only works to extend what you are typing. So for example if you type vi, you'll get visualization, webservice, and Gviz. It would be cool to see some related tags too. $\endgroup$ – benn Aug 14 '18 at 15:12
  • $\begingroup$ @KamilSJaron That's what excerpts are for, to guide how to use tags. About this answer, I think we can can retag the question as they come, there are few questions, so I wouldn't expect we miss some questions. $\endgroup$ – llrs Aug 25 '18 at 11:54
  • $\begingroup$ @b.nota that could be a request to the DAG team for the whole SE $\endgroup$ – llrs Aug 25 '18 at 11:54

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