# Statistics

Climate by definition is the statistics of weather. It therefore makes a lot of sense that climate researchers know something about the important subject of statistics. Hopefully, some of the links below might help some people to progress a bit further in this direction:

** Some local help**

- David B. Stephenson's "Data analysis methods in weather and climate research" course
- The RCLIM initiative - Statistical R software for climate analysis

**Online stats help**

- http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/index.html David M. Lane's HyperStat Online introduction to statistics
- http://www.statsoft.com/textbook/stathome.html StatSoft Inc.'s Electronic Statistics Textbook with brief comments on a wide range of topics from basic to advanced, including variance components, neural networks, multidimensional scaling and so on. The emphasis is on techniques rather than concepts or mathematics
- http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/steps/glossary/ Steps is a glossary of terms aimed at the non-statistician, and covers most of the things on this course. This might be useful if you are having trouble with any of the basic terms or concepts
- http://www.statistics.com/content/glossary/index.php3 This is a slightly more advanced site, although it does cover all of the aspects of this course. It is quite comprehensive, although the search function is temperamental - the best way to find what you want is to check the full listing of topics
- http://www.sciencegems.com/math.html This is actually a link site to many mathematical ans statistical resources. It has a vast number of references to other sites, the statistics pages are classified under probability & statistics.

**Some online demos and courses**

- Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics
- Probability by Surprise
- The CHANCE course (including excellent videos of lectures on probability)

**Online statistical tests**

- Is the correlation between two time series significant? (two-sided)
- John C. Pezzullo's nice collection of interactive statistics scripts

**Official statistics**

**Other links**

- http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/welcome.htmSome more information about the history of statistics.
- Some quotations about forecasting
- Quantitative Assessment of the Environment workshop University of Reading, 30 October 2002
- Environmental Statistics Study Group projects (June 2000)
- http://www.rss.org.uk/The Royal Statistical Society
- http://www.amstat.org/ American Statistical Association
- http://lib.stat.cmu.eduStatLib index of statistical software and routines
- http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/cti/activities/reviews/alphabet.html Informative reviews of many different statistical packages
- A forthcoming book on forecast verification (limited access)
- Laboratoire de statistiques et probabilites in Toulouse
- http://www.stats.gla.ac.uk/cti/ Good collection of web links to many useful statistics sites
- http://lib.stat.cmu.edu StatLib index of statistical software and routines

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