The Hindu (India): Indian Statistical Institute celebrates first World Statistical Day


KOLKATA: Number crunchers at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) here joined the world in celebrating the first World Statistics Day on Wednesday, a day that noted an interesting play of numbers on the calendar, with the date registered as 20.10.2010. As part of the celebrations, a lecture entitled “Five ideas that changed Statistics and continue to change the way we think about the world” was delivered by Professor Stephen Mark Stigler, Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.


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