DCML Digest, Vol 26, Issue 22 ("Stats")

kimba1962@comcast.net kimba1962 at comcast.net
Tue Apr 19 13:36:19 CEST 2005

I'm surprised that the abbreviation of "stats" for "statistics" is not better known.  It's almost universally used amongst my students.  Strangely enough, in Britain, "maths" is commonly used as a shorthand for "mathematics," yet this particular abridgement is virtually unknown in the States!

Chris Barat

> To those wondering about the English word "stats": it is short for 
> "statistics". (Your guess that it meant "photocopies" is not bad!) 
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