CHAPTER 13

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Statistics

Statistics has long been a field of mathematics that is relevant to practically all applied disciplines of science and engineering, as well as business, medicine, and other fields where data is used for obtaining knowledge and making decisions. With the recent proliferation of data analytics there has been a surge of renewed interest in statistical methods. Still, computer-aided statistics has a long history, and it is a field that traditionally has been dominated by domain-specific software packages and programming environments, such as the S language, and more recently its open source counterpart: the R language. The use ...

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