Some of the very first notions of statistics to which we are introduced at school surround gathering data in such a way that the sample of the underlying population is “representative” of this

In the last couple of posts, I have written a bit about what a random variable is, and some things we can say about them. These things are interesting to talk about when

For most people, an “average” or “mean” usually refers to a process where you take some number of, say, positive integers, add them up, and then divide through by how many there are.

When I was studying for my undergraduate degree, I attended a course in second year titled "Markov chains," which was lectured by Geoffrey Grimmett. For those who have not enjoyed the lecturing style

I'm really excited to be writing my first blog post! This was the kind of thing I noticed people more productive than myself doing at the start of the first lockdown, and at