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Definition of Statistics


  1. The science which has to do with the collection and classification of certain facts respecting the condition of the people in a state.
  2. Classified facts respecting the condition of the people in a state, their health, their longevity, domestic economy, arts, property, and political strength, their resources, the state of the country, etc., or respecting any particular class or interest; especially, those facts which can be stated in numbers, or in tables of numbers, or in any tabular and classified arrangement.
  3. The branch of mathematics which studies methods for the calculation of probabilities.

Statistics Quotations

With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that's been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that - there are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects.
Sonia Sotomayor

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
Mark Twain

Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, it's about experience, it's about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious.
Daniel Libeskind

Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.
Vin Scully

I'm a visual thinker, really bad at algebra. There's others that are a pattern thinker. These are the music and math minds. They think in patterns instead of pictures. Then there's another type that's not a visual thinker at all, and they're the ones that memorize all of the sports statistics, all of the weather statistics.
Temple Grandin
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Statistics Translations

statistics in Dutch is statistiek
statistics in French is statistique
statistics in German is Statistik
statistics in Hungarian is statisztika, statisztikai adatok
statistics in Swedish is statistik
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