- Statistics was offered as an Option by the Economics Department, Rangoon University.
- Became a separate Department under the Faculty of Social Science.
- Later became a Department of the Institute of Economics.
- Saya Dr. Sundaram was the first Professor and Head of the Statistics Department.
- Saya Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt succeeded Saya Dr. Sundaram.
- U Htin Kyaw (Peter) and U Tun Shwe transferred to UCC as Application Programmer/Analyst.
- Saya Dr. Myint Tin transferred to CSO.
- U Thet Tun, U Kyaw Myint … were key personnel at National Planning and/or CSO.
- There are different flavors of Statistics :
Qualitative, Design of Experiment,
… Domain dependent (Population, Medical, …)
- Some basic operations are
- An early software is SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Science).
- Statistical functions and libraries are supported by many programming languages.
- Statistics plays an important part in Data Mining, Big Data, Deep Learning, …
- In the early days, some RU students graduated with the Triple Maths option :