Apie statistiką


Kas pirmasis pavartojo terminą „statistika“?

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The term statistics is ultimately derived from the New Latin statisticum collegium („council of state“)  and the Italian word statista („statesman“ or „politician“). The German Statistik, first introduced by Gottfried Achenwall (1749),
 originally designated the analysis of data about the state, signifying the „science of state“ (then called political arithmetic in English).  It acquired the meaning of the collection and classification of data generally in the early 19th century.
It was introduced into English in 1791 by Sir John Sinclair when he published the first of 21 volumes titled Statistical Account of Scotland.“

Taigi, kiek kalbų — tiek termino autorių    (primena Europos centro „autorystę“).

Nedideliam Škotijos miesteliui Thurso pasisekė 🙂

„The big event in Thurso, according to civic records, was in 1834 when Sir John Sinclair, a local worthy, coined the term statistics in the town…“
Bill Bryson „Notes from a small island“

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