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It is the mathematics of the collection, organization, and interpretation of numerical data, especially the analysis of population characteristics by inference from sampling.



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  • American FactFinder  
    Search interface and information page for the United States Census Bureau. Data from the 2000 U.S. census, as well as the 1990 census and the 1997 Economic Census. Can also access the American Community Surveys which samples only 3 million households each year.
  • Statistical Insight  
    Provides indexing and links to statistical information from international agency, federal, state, and local governmental statistical publications. Includes information from selected business and professional publications containing statistics.
  • RAND Texas  
    More than 110 databases of statistics information--much of it available at the national, state, county, and city levels--in the categories of business and economics, community, education, energy and environment, government finance, health and socioeconomic, and population and demographics.
  • OECD iLibrary  
    Journals, books, and statistics from the Organization for Economic Development (OECD). Special emphasis on international economics, development and health; country economics, and agriculture. More than 45 different statistical databases, with internationational coverage.

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  • Giant Panda: panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca (scientific name).

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