Some Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group, whose aim is:
- To improve Wikipedia's coverage of
statistics and the organization of information and articles on this topic.
This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please
join the project, inquire on the
talk page and see the
to do lists below.
This WikiProject covers articles related to
statistics, including the history of statistics and biographies of
statisticians. Articles within its scope include those in:
An expandable tree view of subcategories of
Category:Statistics is available at
As of 3 February 2023, there are 4,724 articles within the scope of WikiProject Statistics, of which 3 are
featured and 20 are
good articles. This makes up 0.07% of the articles on Wikipedia, 0.03% of all featured articles and lists, and 0.05% of all good articles. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, et cetera, there are 11,610 pages in the project.
A ranking of articles on statistical topics by recent page views is at
list of statistics topics is being extended to include existing articles not previously listed and any new or unlisted statistics-related articles should be added. The list contains over 2750 items, including some redirects (18 February 2013: was 2642 on 17 October 2011; 2233 on 29 July 2009; 1731 on 31 December 2008; and 945 on 22 May 2008). The list is not at present very sophisticated and this project could undertake general improvements given that lists are far more versatile than categories. Look at
lists of mathematics topics for examples.
Some priority articles that the project hopes to make progress with are those in:
Here are general guidelines for different types of articles in the project.
- Consider adding one of these navigational boxes to the end of the article:
- Tag the discussion page with
WPStatistics|importance= | class=}}
- and (if there is substantial mathematics content)
maths rating|field=probability and statistics | importance= | class=}}
- using appropriate values for the class and importance parameters as described
General statistics articles
- Suggestions regarding the structure of articles about probability distributions are
- Include either of these infoboxes (feel free to leave some parameters blank):
Biographies of statisticians
Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
An automatically generated list of new articles is available
here, based on
Please feel free to list here any new statistics-related articles that you create or come across (newer articles at the top, please) and also add them to
list of statistics topics.
Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, do not have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the
Did you know? box on the Wikipedia
- New templates and categories
Please add new categories to
this list as well as here.