# Statistics

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## Revision as of 10:16, 10 September 2007

The statistics portal is 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. Help it grow by contributing content.

### Software

#### Forums

• Bioinformatics & biostatistics subforum at protocol-online.org. This subforum is mostly bioinformatics with only some statistics threads. The forum is very active with over 20k registered members and usually >200 users online.

### 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)