# Statistics

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*Disambiguation: See statistic for the thingy and special:statistics for Teflpedia’s statistics.*

**Statistics** (/stəˈtɪstɪks/) is the discipline that concerns the collection, organisation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It combines elements of science with elements of mathematics and is a form of applied mathematics.

Statistics is useful in broadly two ways. The first is as test statistics, that is the statistics of testing. The second is the use of statistics as part of science, with which scientists can improve their understanding of relevant fields, using studies.