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Python Help for PyCharm [closed]

I keep getting a syntax error for res = reg.fit(). Any help for this?
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A question has been closed as not being about mathematics

I used to post here at least one question a week. Within the last few years, it has felt like the community has changed and the moderating has changed. I stopped being as active and watched ...
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Close as duplicate when the "duplicate" appeared several years later [duplicate]

It does not make sense to me that you get your question closed when the duplicate causing it to be closed has appeared many years later. And the question being closed already has a satisfactory and ...
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Questions being reported as duplicates despite the "duplicate" being a generalization to the other

I am a second year math student and a fairly new user of this page so there's still a lot of things I don't understand both in the site and about maths. This is why I tend to ask a lot of questions as ...
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How to highlight important points of your text?

A while back quotation by > was done with a orange box. The new quotation box is visually very bland. One might like that, one may not. That's fine. I remember that highlighting questions or other ...
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Suggested tag: errata in published works [duplicate]

There are a number of questions (I've raised a few myself) about a source work which appears to have a mistake. One possibly useful function of MSE might be to assemble a repository of errata in ...
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About a possible change of instructions to ask a question, for beginners.

It's a well known problem that a new user often doesn't ask a question properly, e.g. asks a PSQ. Perhaps the user can be suggested to check just this table, (to begin with), instead of the current 2 ...
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Setting up a mathematics help website [closed]

Over the years there have been a number of websites whose purported reason for existence is to provide help for those studying mathematics. All seem to have imploded. I wonder whether there is anyone ...
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Looking for stats on relation between rep, number of questions, and number of questions downvoted is

I'm looking for some following stats: A detailed histogram depicting for a given amount of rep, what the average number of questions asked is Conversely, a detailed histogram depicting for a given ...
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How to find my answers to deleted questions [duplicate]

One of the biggest frustrations I have while contributing to Math Stack Exchange is to spend time and effort answering a question just to find out that the questioner later deleted their question and ...
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About removing the reputation of suggested-edits and put that reputation to find duplicates

In the context of the current situation, and also, time ago situation, in part for the duplicate-questions on math.SE, Could it be that, perhaps temporarily, the +2 reputation for the suggested edits ...
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How improve the quality of my question (without answers)

I would like to understand how to improve the quality of my question:Doubts on asymptotic criterion for $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}a_n=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^{a}\tan^{-1}\bigg(\frac{1}{n^a}\bigg)-e^{1/n}$ with ...
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Is this particular PSQ damaging?

(Before reading the below post, you may benefit from studying this: What is a "PSQ"?) We all know (or, at least 29 of us do) why PSQs are damaging to Mathematics Stack Exchange. This has ...
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Valid edit suggestion to a post was rejected.

I proposed an edit, two times on Find $\lim_{x \rightarrow \infty} \frac{\arctan (x^{3/2})}{\sqrt x}$. this question but both the times, It got rejected. For the first time, I ignored it. But it ...
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How to rotate text by 180° and or mirror it in Math.SE?

I'd like to rotate and mirror text left-right in Math.SE, as plain text or inside formulae. What I tried is from a TeX post or this one like: ...
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Posting 'Solved' Questions

I recently created a nice olympiad problem on the invariance principle, and I thought about posting it on Math Stack Exchange. However, I was unsure about it as the community guidelines have not ...
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Adding a reference/citation to someone else's post [duplicate]

Is it encouraged to add references/citations to someone else's post (when you are absolutely sure about it)?
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What does "low quality contributions" mean and who decides this?

Some time ago I had the unpleasant surprise to see that some valuable users like Bernard were suspended for 1 year for "low quality contributions". What does (I mean "low quality ...
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What is the goal of MSE?

What is the goal of MSE? Is it to get a repository of interesting questions and well-written answers. Or are we instead an online math tutoring site where we help anyone as long as they seem to be ...
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Why can't I edit the tags of my post? Why do people not seem to be interested in it?

I have a question about my Mathematics Stack Exchange post: Trying to prove a proposition about the nth order derivative of a polynomial by induction - is this correct? I tried to add the proof-...
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What should we do when posts look too much like an exam question?

I have checked different existing posts on the topic and none of them really clearly address that point. With the increase of online exams, there has been an increased of exam questions asked and ...
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Should the tag [soft-question] be blacklisted, after the EOQS?

A recent question tagged as soft-question made me wonder if this tag is outdated nowadays. After the EOQS made its way into this side, it does not really fit anymore. I skimmed shortly over the ...
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Would this question be more suitable for Math Overflow?

I asked the following question, but I didn't get any answer, even after adding a bounty: Finite-sample confidence interval for the sample mean of N iid Beta-Binomial random variables Do you think I ...
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Why can't I edit a new question in place of a duplicate?

I have $5$ or so duplicate/closed questions, which is hurting my "positive question record" statistic. So, I edited a useless duplicate question and asked a new question, which I was told &...
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Suggestion to mass-replace links to http://math.uga.edu/~pete

Links to various files starting with http://math.uga.edu/~pete and http://www.math.uga.edu/~pete no longer work, but they can be ...
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Asking hint for a problem

This is my first meta post. I want to ask about one of my deleted post. In that post, I asked for a hint to some problem and gave reasons(brief) why I wasn’t able to solve that problem. To avoid ...
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Duplicates allowed from years ago, but mine are not

This is annoying. I spend $15$ minutes looking for resources online for a question I have, I check SE, approach$0$, all the wikis, etc. and have found nothing. So, I spend a good while writing up my ...
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Short answer turned into a comment by moderator

I'd like to update my poor knowledge about the policy of this site: The hints, which are usually very short answers, have become unwanted (as answers, I mean)? I'm asking this since my my answer ...
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Why would a user not award a bounty they have placed, and not give feedback to what they want?

I spent a good amount of time solving and posting a response to this bountied question. The user did not accept the answer, or even leave a comment on either the original question or the answer. ...
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Calling attention to the Staging Ground, a new site area under development to help new users

Recently Stack Exchange is developing a new area of the website called the Staging Ground, and the announcement is now a featured post on Meta.SE. Having searched the meta and a couple of chatrooms ...
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Why did this answer get downvoted? [closed]

The user Bill Dubuque posted a great answer to a question I asked, but it got two downvotes, despite it clearly answering my question (I accepted the answer) and it is clearly a well constructed ...
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Number of bounties offered by an user

Is it possible to see how many bounties offered a specific user and how many of these bounties were awarded?
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Table rendering in preview but not in finished post

At a question just now the user was having trouble with the table he formatted not appearing correctly in the finished solution view. I don't know where to check for these reports first other than ...
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typing star between brackets in text

Suppose I write a post that contains equations that I like to refer back to later, like this: $$3^2 + 4^2 = 5^2 \qquad (*)$$ $$3^3 + 4^3 + 5^3 = 6^3 \qquad (**)$$ $$3^4 + 4^4 + 5^4 + 6^4 = 7^4 \qquad ...
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About the proper tagging of questions on math.SE

There is a question I came across, and it was about the convergence of a Cauchy sequence in a metric space. OP considered the tags: convergence-divergence, sequences-and-series, general-topology and ...
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Has the culture of acceptable questions on SE changed over time?

I am relatively new to SE, but I have noticed something quite peculiar. I often am reading lots of old questions (years old) and encounter many that are very short, show very little self-attempt, and ...
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Is it legal to add images from online graphing calculators such as Desmos or WolframAlpha?

Often a relevant image can supplement an answer and make it better. Sometimes I add a graph which is created using free tools like Matplotlib, but this can take a little while. I was wondering if it ...
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Timeline of an answer; acceptance

Can we see when an answer has been accepted in the timeline of that answer? (I've tried it, but to no avail.) If not, where can I see this?
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Domains with dead links

It is natural that some of the links in the posts stop working eventually. In some cases, the dead links are fixable. (And there are many editors on this site who try to edit such links.) Perhaps we ...
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Is there an application where you can visually input LaTeX and have it translate to a code that works in Stack Exchange?

I do not know if this question is appropriate to the Mathematics Meta. This question may be closed if it isn't. But I would like to ask if there is an application people can refer me to that can ...
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Asking questions from a long proof

There is a proof from a book I have a doubt on, but the proof itself is quite long. Should I copy paste the whole text or can I just take screen shot from the pages in the book and put?
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Where do we ask questions that are open-ended?

If I am tinkering with an idea, and am curious if people have any thoughts on it, where can I ask about it? The normal Math Stack Exchange is for factual, answerable questions, so I feel like that isn'...
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Why was this question on planar graphs closed like this?

https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4425339/must-all-graphs-fulfilling-euler-s-formula-be-planar I see no comments on it telling OP to improve something, nor do I see any issues with it except ...
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Not sure if my use of mathematical notation is even correct

I just asked a question on this site. One thing I've noticed looking at other questions is that most seem to have pretty good formal questions and good use of accurate mathematical notation. Creating ...
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Should/Can solution-verification be posted as self-answers?

In this answer a user suggests that "answers should almost always be posted as answers”, which I quote If the question exists elsewhere on the site, and you have an answer for it, it should go ...
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What is going on with these questions?

Today I stumbled upon two different (now deleted) questions. The format of the two questions was very similar: a question on measure theory (more specifically, on the exchangeability of a sum and a ...
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Which notational convention for complex conjugate is preferred here? [closed]

This is a simple question. I know of two different notational conventions for the complex conjugate of a complex number. Perhaps there are more than two. Which notation should I use in questions or ...
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Why is the default font of numbers so poor? [duplicate]

When I'm choosing to write a number on math.se, why is the default font like 314159 and not like $314159$? I find it quite annoying to have to write $314159$ every ...
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Steps to avoid cheating in an International mathematics olympiad. [duplicate]

First of all, I am sorry if the title doesn't make sense as I am posting after quite some time now. Feel free to change it if you can make it more informative. I am part of the organising team of an ...
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Why was my question on the objectivity of math heavily downvoted?

I posted the question Is math truly objective? which has been heavily downvoted (a score of $-9$ at the time of posting). I have requested the downvoters to comment on the rationale behind their ...
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