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According to Wikipedia:

Statistics is a mathematical science pertaining to the collection,

Some scholars pinpoint the

Acccording to Webster's-Online-Dictionary.org:

Statistics is a branch of applied mathematics which includes the

We describe our knowledge (and ignorance) mathematically and attempt to learn more from whatever we can observe. This requires us to

1. Plan our observations to control their variability (

2. Summarize a collection of observations to feature their commonality by suppressing details (

3. Reach consensus about what the observations tell us about the world we observe (

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According to Wikipedia:

Statistics is a mathematical science pertaining to the collection,

__analysis__,__interpretation__or__explanation__, and presentation of data. Also with__prediction__and__forecasting__based on data. It is applicable to a__wide variety of____academic disciplines____,__from the__natural__and__social sciences__to the__humanities__,__government__and__business__.Some scholars pinpoint the

**origin**of statistics to 1662, with the publication of "Observations on the Bills of Mortality" by John Graunt. Early applications of statistical thinking revolved around the needs of states to base policy on demographic and economic data, hence its stat- etymology. The scope of the discipline of statistics broadened in the early 19th century to include the__collection and analysis of data in general__. Today, statistics is widely employed in government, business, and the natural and social sciences. Because of its empirical roots and its applications, statistics is generally considered not to be a subfield of pure mathematics, but rather a distinct branch of applied mathematics. Its mathematical foundations were laid in the 17th century with the development of probability theory by Pascal and Fermat. Probability theory arose from the study of games of chance. The method of least squares was first described by Carl Friedrich Gauss around 1794. The use of modern computers has expedited large-scale statistical computation, and has also made possible new methods that are impractical to perform manually.Acccording to Webster's-Online-Dictionary.org:

Statistics is a branch of applied mathematics which includes the

__planning, summarizing,__and__interpreting of uncertain observations__. Because the aim of statistics is to produce the "best" information from available data, some authors make statistics a__branch of decision theory__. As a__model of randomness or ignorance__, probability theory plays a critical role in the development of statistical theory.We describe our knowledge (and ignorance) mathematically and attempt to learn more from whatever we can observe. This requires us to

1. Plan our observations to control their variability (

__experiment design__),2. Summarize a collection of observations to feature their commonality by suppressing details (

__descriptive statistics__), and3. Reach consensus about what the observations tell us about the world we observe (

__statistical inference__).In some forms of

__descriptive statistics__, notably__data mining__, the second and third of these steps become so prominent that the first step (planning) appears to become less important. In these disciplines, data often are collected outside the control of the person doing the analysis, and the result of the analysis may be more an__operational model__than a__consensus report__about the world.The

__probability of an event__is often defined as a number between one and zero rather than a percentage.Some

__sciences use applied statistics so extensively that they have specialized terminology__. These disciplines include:__Biostatistics____Business statistics____Economic statistics____Engineering statistics____Population statistics____Psychological statistics____Social statistics__(for all the*social*sciences)__Process analysis and Chemometrics__(for analysis of data from analytical chemistry and chemical engineering)Statistics form a key basis tool in

__business and manufacturing__as well. It is used to__understand measurement systems variability, control processes__(as in "statistical process control" or SPC), for__summarizing data,__and to__make data-driven decisions__. In these roles it is a key tool, and perhaps the only reliable tool.