Here are the highlights to the February 2010 issue of The American Statistician which opens with a discussion of the article “Desired and Feared—What Do We Do Now and Over the Next 50 Years?” by Xiao‐Li Meng, which appeared in the August 2009 issue.
The four papers in Volume 3, Number 2 of the journal Statistical Analysis and Data Mining span a wide range of topics, from a very general method for discovering patterns in data to very specific models for the reputation of those who update wikis.
The International Statistical Institute (ISI) Council recently approved the creation of the first standing astrostatistics committee by a recognized statistical or astronomical organization. It also approved the ISI Astrostatistics Network, the first global association of astrostatisticians.
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