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It is a great honor to be invited to contribute to the first issue of the Journal of the Iranian Statistical Society. May the Journal and those associated with it have great success in attaining its goals and in furthering the progress of statistical science. While there has been worldwide recognition of the important role that statistics and statisticians play in producing progress in science and decision-making, some including Berger (2000) and Cox (2002) have expressed concerns that the field of statistics may be taken over by workers in other sciences who have established many statistical disciplines, e.g., biometrics, cliometrics, econometrics, psychometrics, sociometrics, etc. Indeed Sir David Cox in his invited Deming Lecture, presented at the August 2002 Joint Statistical Meetings in New York, pointed to extremely important contributions to statistics made by the geneticist R.A. Fisher, the physicist H. Jeffreys and the versatile scientist P.S. Laplace. While competition among various fields of science is hardly new, it is of course important to understand such competition and to be a winner and not a loser.
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60: Probability theory and stochastic processes
Received: 2011/07/10 | Accepted: 2015/09/12