Friday, January 4, 2013

2013: The International Year of Statistics

So how the whole idea came about ?

The American Statistical Association (ASA), after consulting the International Statistical Institute (ISI), learned that the Bernoulli Society was already far along in planning a celebration in 2013 of the 300th anniversary of Jakob Bernoulli’s Ars Conjectandi, the seminal work in probability. Bayes’ Theorem was also first presented publicly in 1763, making this year the 250th anniversary of that important work. With this in mind, a committee of representatives from five international statistical societies agreed to collaborate to make 2013 the International Year of Statistics.

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