Introduction to Statistics for Data Science

1. An Introduction

1.2. History of Statistics

The word statistik comes from the Italian word statista (meaning 'statesman'). It was first used by Gottfried Achenwall (1719 - 1772), a professor in Marlborough Russia.

Dr. EAW Zimmerman introduced the word statistics into England. Its use was popularized by Sir John Sinclair in his work Statistical Account of Scotland 1791 - 1799. Much before the eighteen century, however people by then had been recording and using data.