The field of statistics has a very rich and colourful history with plenty of interesting stories. Milton Lim describes his personal favourite – Carl Friedrich Gauss’ discovery of the method of least squares and the normal distribution to solve a particularly thorny problem in astronomy. So where did the ubiquitous bell curve originate from?
Has the death rate of COVID-19 increased or decreased since May 2020? This article is an update from the previous analysis for the COVID-19 Blog on this issue.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the Australian weekly mortality statistics up to 24 November 2020 (for doctor-certified deaths only, i.e., excluding coroner-referred deaths). This analysis is the fifth in a series of updates on Australian mortality in 2020.
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