Category Archives: Statistics
October 19, 1979 Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston release Visicalc, the first electronic spreadsheet and the first killer app for personal computers. October 20, 2010 The first World Statistics Day is celebrated. Here he comes big with Statistics, Troubled and … Continue reading
Timeline of statistics Source: Significance
The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to the U.S. Census Bureau for the Statistical Abstract of the United States — acknowledging the abstract’s role as one of the premier reference sources for the past 133 years. … Continue reading
An electronic metering system that transformed TV ratings through the delivery of overnight ratings, the National People Meter is celebrating the big two-five this year.
From Bayesianbiologist: “This image comes from the cover of Preliminary Papers of the Second International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (1989)… I just love the idea of machine learning/AI/Statistics evoking a robot hand drawing a best fit line through some … Continue reading
The Great French mathematician Laplace wrote, “The theory of probabilities is at bottom nothing but common sense reduced to calculus.” Voltaire, his much older contemporary, added, “Common sense is not so common.–John Allen Paulos, Once Upon a Number