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