A quotation by John Kingman
. . statistics is not a subset of mathematics, and calls for skills and judgement that are not exclusively mathematical. On the other hand, there is a large intersection between the two disciplines, statistical theory is serious mathematics, and most of the fundamental advances, even in applied statistics, have been made by mathematicians like R. A. Fisher.
Interview in the EMS Newsletter, March 2002.
JOC/EFR April 2011
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