This first ever event was created by United Nations to raise awareness of the many achievements of statistics and statisticians.
This international effort will be celebrated in nearly 100 countries! Among other activities, SAS will host World Statistics Day activities at SAS Analytics Facebook page, including 24 brief posts -- one for each hour of World Statistics Day -- that will highlight interesting, fun and informative stories about statistics.
Hug your friend statistician today !
If you are an analyst / data miner, you are also a statistician so congratulations to all KDnuggets readers!
Are data miners a subset of statisticians, a superset, or neither? Clearly data mining / analytics is built upon a foundation of statistics, but in my mind data mining is more heuristic / knowledge driven and less theory-driven than statistics.