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Describe the historical development of statistics and probability. Please include some reference to non-Western mathematics history.

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This 317 word solution provides a brief historical overview of the statistics and the Theory of Probability. It discusses the early contributors to statistical theory, the birth of the Theory of Probabilities, and the some of the more contemporary contributors to statistics and probabilities.

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Describe the historical development of statistics and probability in non-Western cultures.

Al-Kindi was an Iraqi national who developed the first code algorithm based on frequency analysis. He wrote a book entitled "Manuscript on Deciphering Cryptographic Messages," containing detailed discussion on statistics. His books contains Indian numbers, lines and multiplication with numbers, relative quantities, measuring proportion and time, and numerical procedures and cancellation. The Chinese made contributions to the theory of probability and ...

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