Pittsburgh Post Gazette (USA): For statisticians, the world is truly a numbers game: CMU celebrates first 'Statistics Day'


How did you celebrate the first World Statistics Day? If you were like many Americans, you relied on statistics to compare prices or job availability on Wednesday, the very day the United Nations had designated to point out the importance of statistics around the world. But if you were on the Carnegie Mellon University campus, well, statistics majors just aren't going to let an opportunity like 10/20/2010 go by with business as usual. "We knew right away we wanted to throw some event in celebration, create an event that was kind of cool for statisticians but also for all of our students to get into," said Hannah Pileggi, a senior from O'Hara majoring in statistics.


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