A Brief History of Statistics

The history of statistics from ancient civilizations to the modern era, including notable contributions from Florence Nightingale and Fisher.

00:00:00 The video discusses the history of statistics, from its origins in ancient civilizations to its modern significance in government records and data collection.

📚 The word 'estadística' comes from the Latin word 'status' which means state or situation.

🔍 Indications of statistics can be traced back to prehistoric times, where symbols and marks were used to represent numbers of people and animals.

🌍 Ancient civilizations like the Babylonians and Egyptians collected data on population and wealth, demonstrating an early interest in statistics.

00:01:02 A concise summary of the video: The history of statistics, from ancient Israel to the Romans, the Greeks, and European rulers like Charlemagne and William the Conqueror.

📚 The use of statistics can be traced back to ancient civilizations like Israel, Greece, and Rome.

💡 The Romans were particularly skilled in utilizing statistics for various purposes, including population censuses.

🌍 Significant advancements in statistical research and documentation were made by prominent individuals like Jon Ground and Guillermo el Conquistador.

00:02:07 A concise history of statistics, from 1604 to the present day, with notable contributions from Florence Nightingale and Fisher. The modern era of statistics began in the 20th century with the advent of computers.

📊 Statistics experienced significant advancements in the 17th and 19th centuries, leading to the emergence of modern statistics in the 20th century.

👩‍⚕️ Florence Nightingale, a nurse specialized in statistics applied to medical needs, played a crucial role in establishing a scientific system for evaluating mortality rates.

💻 The advent and globalization of computers in the 20th century marked the beginning of modern statistics.

Summary of a video "Historia de la estadística" by Mates en Limori on YouTube.

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