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

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

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    Origins of Probability Theory
    1585: Invention of decimal system by Simon Stevin
    1599: Idea of median originated in Edward Wright's book on compass navigation.
    1662: Birth of statistics. Development of census method to calculate human population. Credited to John Graunt and William Petty.
    1713-1718: Jakob Bernoulli introduced the idea of representing complete certainty as one and probability as a number between zero and one.
    1722: Theory of errors by Roger Cotes.

    1749: Beginning of statistical study.
    18th century: Meaning of statistics was restricted to information ...

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    This solution briefly covers the chronological developments in the history of statistics.

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