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Statistics and probability theory are closely related. Statistics can never prove things, only disprove them by ruling out hypotheses.
Distinguish between model-independent statistics (this class, e.g. mean, median, mode) and model-dependent statistics (next class, e.g. least-squares fitting).
Will make use of special functions (e.g. gamma function) described in NRiC, Chapter 6.