# Statistics

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+ Background reading: Background reading: - * [[wikipedia:mean|mean]], [[wikipedia:median|median]] from the Wikipedia + * [[wikipedia:mean|mean]], [[wikipedia:median|median]], [[wikipedia:mode|mode]] from the Wikipedia - * [[wikipedia:normal distribution|normal distribution]], [[wikipedia:standard deviation|standard deviation]], [[wikipedia:standard error of the mean|standard error of the mean]] from the Wikipedia + * [[wikipedia:normal distribution|normal distribution]], [[wikipedia:standard deviation|standard deviation]], [[wikipedia:variance|variance]], [[wikipedia:standard error of the mean|standard error of the mean]] from the Wikipedia * add a link here * add a link here

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 The statistics portal might become a central place for everything related to statistical analysis in biological research. As a central starting point it might provide links to pages discussing individual statistical topics in detail as well as listing useful software and recommended external web pages.

 Topics Software R Statistics Microsoft's Excel and OpenOffice's Calc are of limited use for statistical analysis add here Quotes Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable. Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions. Evan Esar (1899 - 1995) I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else was Prime Minister. That is a political statistic. Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics. Fletcher Knebel There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

 Recommended Links Background reading: mean, median, mode from the Wikipedia normal distribution, standard deviation, variance, standard error of the mean from the Wikipedia add a link here