We have distinct tags and , of which the latter is the arXiv standard name. They seem to mean the same thing. Should they be merged?

  • $\begingroup$ I am not entirely sure merging these two tags is appropriate as, in principle, the tag 'complex-analysis' is supposed to be more specific than the tag 'cv.complex-variables'. In practice, though, the tag 'complex-analysis' may provide little extra information. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 19:23
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    $\begingroup$ This was already proposed more than a year ago meta.mathoverflow.net/a/1087 by Andres Caicedo. One might entertain a similar idea for real-analysis as commented there. That being said this extra visibility might be a good thing. $\endgroup$
    – user9072
    Commented Feb 13, 2015 at 13:36

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I have merged the tags. I didn't try to track how many experts in complex variables (whether in one or several variables) weighed in, but to my non-expert eyes the proposal seemed reasonable.


I think they should be merged, as choosing one tag instead of the other seems to convey little information. I think we should also add the expression "complex analysis" in the tag wiki excerpt of for clarity so that it would read:

Complex analysis, holomorphic functions, automorphic group actions and forms, pseudoconvexity, complex geometry, analytic spaces, analytic sheaves.

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    $\begingroup$ I made the tag wiki excerpt edit suggestion and it was approved. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 14:04

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