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Statistical Association, founded in 1901, was an independent non-profit organization for the exchange of experiences, debates and development in the field of statistics. The association was for both producers and users of statistical information. Swedish statistician community (SSfR) was established in 1962 and was an independent non-profit organization and an association of statisticians along with mathematical statisticians in Sweden country. The society now has about 1,200 members.
The association's purpose is, inter alia, to promote research and training in statistical science and provide an agenda for discussion of statistical applications and ethical issues in the field of statistics. As a member of the Swedish statistics, the promotion will get among other things, Qvintensen (Swedish statistician) member magazine (four issues per year) and the association's e-mail distribution (consisting of invitations to member meetings, conference and training courses and job advertisement in statistics). The membership fee is 200 SEK.
On 16 October 2007 the Swedish statistician community's annual meeting decided to join forces with Statistics compound to a new joint organization for statistics and statisticians. Statistical Association's annual meeting the corresponding decision in March of the same year. The decision was the result of several years of discussions, preparatory work and commitment from many different parts of the statistics Sweden.
Statistical Association and the Swedish statistician community on a merger between the two clubs has been occasionally over the years, but the prelude to the work done in recent years was an article in the confidence (Statistical Association Journal) by the then editor Johan Bring. The article was answered by Olle Sjöström in the confidence and Daniel Thorburn in both the confidence and Qvartilen (Swedish statistician community magazine).
The Committee also compiled a document with the tasks and activities that were meant to be the basis and to provide support for the work of the new association. The document included, among other things, thoughts about the possibility of forming new sections, continued membership in international organizations, future participation in the organization of Nordic Statisticians meetings, finance and legal issues, maintenance of magazine and member activities (member meetings and autumn conference).Read More»