 Outline of statistics

The following outline is provided as an overview and guide to the variety of topics included within the subject of statistics:
Statistics pertains to the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data. It is applicable to a wide variety of academic disciplines, from the physical and social sciences to the humanities; it is also used and misused for making informed decisions in all areas of business and government.
Nature of statistics
Statistics can be described as all of the following:
 Academic discipline: one with academic departments, curricula and degrees; national and international societies; and specialized journals.
 Scientific field (a branch of science) – widelyrecognized category of specialized expertise within science, and typically embodies its own terminology and nomenclature. Such a field will usually be represented by one or more scientific journals, where peer reviewed research is published.
 Formal science – branch of knowledge concerned with formal systems.
 Mathematical science – field of science that is primarily mathematical in nature but may not be universally considered subfields of mathematics proper. Statistics, for example, is mathematical in its methods but grew out of political arithmetic which merged with inverse probability and grew through applications in the social sciences and some areas of physics and biometrics to become its own separate, though closely allied, field.
 Formal science – branch of knowledge concerned with formal systems.
History of statistics
 History of statistics
 Founders of statistics
 History of probability
 Timeline of probability and statistics
Describing data
Experiments and surveys
Sampling
Analysing data
 Regression analysis
 Density estimation
 Time series
 Time series analysis
 Box–Jenkins
 Frequency domain
 Time domain
 Multivariate analysis
 Robust statistics
Filtering data
Statistical inference
 Statistical inference
 Mathematical statistics
 Bayesian inference
 Bayes' theorem
 Bayes estimator
 Prior distribution
 Posterior distribution
 Conjugate prior
 Frequentist inference
 Decision theory
 Estimation theory
 Nonparametric statistics
Probability distributions
 Probability distribution
 Conditional probability distribution
 Probability density function
 Cumulative distribution function
 Characteristic function
Random variables
Probability theory
Computational statistics
Statistics software
 Free statistical software
 List of statistical packages
Statistics organizations
Statistics publications
 List of statistics journals
 List of important publications in statistics
 List of scientific journals in statistics
Persons influential in the field of statistics
See also
 Index of statistics articles
 Glossary of probability and statistics
 Notation in probability and statistics
 Outline of probability
 Combinatorics
 Monte Carlo method
 Simulation
 List of fields of application of statistics
 List of graphical methods
 Lists of statistics topics
External links
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