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Take a loo into Statistics

Events

The Early Beginning

400 B.C

King Rtuparna developed the first idea of "sampling" by estimating the number of fruits and leaves on a tree. He counted each twig and multiplie by the number of twigs. Suprisingly he came close to the actual number.

Mathematical Foundations

1560

Gerolamo Cardano calculates probabilities of different dice throws for gamblers

Mathematical Theory of Probability

1654

Pascal and Fermat correspond about dividing stakes in gambling and thus came the mathematical theory of probability.

The Law of Large Numbers

1713

It is concluded the more often you repeat an experiment, the more accurately you can predict the result.

The Bell Rings

1808

Gauss and Laplace derive the normal distribution graph.

Beer at Play

1908

William Gosset chief brewer for Guinness describes the t-test. It uses asmall amount of samples to make sure that the brews taste equally good.

Modern Sampling

1937

Jerzy Neyman brings confidence intervals in statistical testing which leads to modern scientific sampling/

Is Climate Change Real

1988

Margaret Thatcher becomes first world leader to call for action in regards to climate change.

Present or Absent

2013 - 2014

In 2014, 1.3 million foreign-born individuals moved to the United States, an 11 percent increase from 1.2 million in 2013.

Wage Gap--Fake News or Fact

2015

The 2015 female-to-male earnings ratio was 0.80, not statistically different from the 2014 ratio.

Are prisons really packed?

2015

The total number of prisoners held under the jurisdiction of state and federal correctional authorities on December 31, 2015 (1,526,800) decreased by 35,500 compared to 2014

Cancer, a word, not a sentence

2017

In 2017, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed and 600,920 cancer deaths in the US.