The tag seem to be used for two totally different, and unrelated subjects:

1) Laplace approximation for integrals, as in Laplace's method with nontrivial parameter dependency

2) Laplace expansion for calculating determinants, as used in https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1122984/proof-for-determinants-using-laplace-and-induction

I guess the second use is the intended use, but as there (was) no tag wiki it's difficult to say!

Proposal: Define 2) as the intended use, and make a new tag laplace-approximation for 1)

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    $\begingroup$ Good catch on this tag! I think a separate tag should be created maybe called "laplace-method" or something along those lines for the integration technique with laplace-expansion being reserved for the matrix technique. $\endgroup$ – Cameron Williams Feb 21 '15 at 1:23

As of @Cameron Williams comment, I will go on implementing the change with new tag laplace-method, and propose tag wikis for both tags, in short time, unless protested at here.

  • $\begingroup$ Good idea! I'm all for it. I don't see why anyone would object (and surely they had their chance to do so anyway). $\endgroup$ – Cameron Williams Feb 23 '15 at 20:52
  • $\begingroup$ Done now, hopefully correctly. $\endgroup$ – kjetil b halvorsen Feb 25 '15 at 22:43

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