Jakob Bernoulli Abraham de Moivre John Sinclair Adolphe Quetelet Andrej Kolmogorov ASA Uncertainty Randomness Probability
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Serdica Journal of Computing, Vol. 8, No 3, (2014), 199p-226p
Statistics has penetrated almost all branches of science and all
areas of human endeavor. At the same time, statistics is not only
misunderstood, misused and abused to a frightening extent, but it is also often
much disliked by students in colleges and universities.
This lecture discusses/covers/addresses the historical development of statistics,
aiming at identifying the most important turning points that led to the present state
of statistics and at answering the questions “What went wrong with statistics?”
and “What to do next?”.
ACM Computing Classification System (1998): A.0, A.m, G.3, K.3.2.