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Statistics Modern statistics is very different from the dry and dusty discipline of the popular imagination Author David J Hand reveals it to be an exciting subject that uses deep theory and powerful software to

Modern statistics is very different from the dry and dusty discipline of the popular imagination Author David J Hand reveals it to be an exciting subject that uses deep theory and powerful software tools to shed light on all aspects of our lives enabling astronomers to explore the origins of the universe, archaeologists to investigate ancient civilizations, governments tModern statistics is very different from the dry and dusty discipline of the popular imagination Author David J Hand reveals it to be an exciting subject that uses deep theory and powerful software tools to shed light on all aspects of our lives enabling astronomers to explore the origins of the universe, archaeologists to investigate ancient civilizations, governments to learn how to benefit society, and businesses to run efficiently Hand clearly explains how statistics work, and how we can decipher them.

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  1. David J Hand is Senior Research Investigator and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College, London, and Chief Scientific Advisor to Winton Capital Management He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and a recipient of the Guy Medal of the Royal Statistical Society He has served twice as President of the Royal Statistical Society, and is on the Board of the UK Statistics Authority He has published 300 scientific papers and 25 books his next book, The Improbability Principle, is due out in February 2014 He has broad research interests in areas including classification, data mining, anomaly detection, and the foundations of statistics His applications interests include psychology, physics, and the retail credit industry he and his research group won the 2012 Credit Collections and Risk Award for Contributions to the Credit Industry He was made OBE for services to research and innovation in 2013.

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