Statistics has evolved into a very important discipline that is applied in many fields.
In the modern age of computing, both statistical methodology and its applications
are expanding greatly. Among the many areas of application, we (Friis and Chernick)
have direct experience in the use of statistical methods to military problems,
space surveillance, experimental design, data validation, forecasting workloads,
predicting the cost and duration of insurance claims, quality assurance, the design
and analysis of clinical trials, and epidemiologic studies....