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Statistics

  • 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 :
    Parametric,
    Non-Parametric,
    Qualitative, Design of Experiment,
    … Domain dependent (Population, Medical, …)
  • Some basic operations are
    Collect
    Organize
    Summarize
    Present
    Analyze
  • 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 :
    Pure Mathematics,
    Applied Mathematics,
    Statistics

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