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What’s the Difference between Mathematics and Statistics?

“Statistics has a sort of funny and peculiar relationship with mathematics. In a lot of university departments, they’re lumped together and you have a ‘Department of Mathematics and Statistics’. Other times, it’s grouped as a branch in applied math. Pure mathematicians tend to either think of it as an application of probability theory, or dislike it because it’s ‘not rigorous enough’.” This exploration of where and how math and statistics converge (or sometimes don’t) by blogger Bai Li is recommended by 2017 Festival presenter Dr. Rebecca Goldin of STATS.

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