Thursday, February 13, 2014

The World of Statistics

Many of you will know that 2013 was "The Year of Statistics". A large number of special events celebrated this fact. What you may not know is that the "Statistics2013 organisation has now been transformed into "The World of Statistics".

This recent piece in the AMSTAT News describes the reasons for this development:
"In the weeks since The World of Statistics was announced, feedback from Statistics2013 participating organizations has been unanimously supportive, with respondents agreeing that more time and effort are necessary to achieve the campaign’s goals, which are:
  • Increase public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of society.
  • Nurture statistics as a profession, especially among young people. 
  • Promote creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics.
The continuing movement also will help bring to reality the newly announced International Prize in Statistics, a “Nobel-like” prize in statistical science that will recognize the major achievement of an individual or team in the field of statistics."
You can follow The World of Statistics on  Twitter at @ASTATWORLD.

© 2014, David E. Giles