Those who have contributed to the field of statistics can be regarded as mathematicians, obviously because they work with numbers and try to solve problems using mathematical equations. However, they can also be classed as scientists, as they make observations, and conduct experiments.

A further figure known for his work in the field of statistics is Revered Thomas Bayes. Reverend Bayes developed Bayes' Theorem of probability, which allows users to determine inverse probabilities. For example, if you know the probability of A given B, what is the probability of B given A?

However, all these contributors lived in the 17th and 18th centuries. Other, more modern contributors include Carl Pearson, Jerzy Neyman, R.A Fisher and W. Deming.

- Pierre de Fermat

- Abraham De Moivre

- Roger Cotes

A further figure known for his work in the field of statistics is Revered Thomas Bayes. Reverend Bayes developed Bayes' Theorem of probability, which allows users to determine inverse probabilities. For example, if you know the probability of A given B, what is the probability of B given A?

However, all these contributors lived in the 17th and 18th centuries. Other, more modern contributors include Carl Pearson, Jerzy Neyman, R.A Fisher and W. Deming.