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What Are The Top Statistics Blogs?

September 2, 2019

What are the top statistics blogs?

There are countless excellent resources on statistics available to suit all levels of expertise. It can be a little overwhelming to know where to begin. In no particular order, this article will list some of the most useful blogs and websites to get you started.

In addition to offering advice and learning resources, this list of stats blogs and websites can keep you informed about current news, trends and opinions from professionals in both a formal and informal way.

What are some of the best stats blogs I should follow?

  1. Andrew Gelman
  2. Error Statistics
  3. Simply Statistics
  4. R-Statistics
  5. Rob J Hyndman
  6. John D Cook
  7. Statsblog
  8. Statisfaction
  10. R/Statistics

What Are The Top Statistics Blogs
Andrew Gelman

About Andrew Gelman: Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. His blogging platform is shared by other great authors, all with fantastic knowledge and insights. 

Go to Andrew Gelman's blog here:

Error Statistics

About Error Statistics: Wrote by Deborah G. Mayo a statistical philosopher from Virginia Tech. Offers blog posts and information from a frequentist point of view.
Go to the Error Statistics blog here:

Simply Statistics

About Simply Statistics: Ran by three biostatistics professors (Jeff Leek, Roger Peng, and Rafa Irizarry) from Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University or Dana Farber Cancer Institute. 
Go to the simply statistics blog here:


About R-Statistics: R-Statistics is a blog which focuses on Statistics with R, and other related open source topics.
Go to the R-Statistics blog here:

Rob J Hyndman 

About Rob J Hyndman:  Rob J Hyndman is Professor of Statistics and Head of the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University. He has won awards for his research, teaching, consulting and graduate supervision.
Go to the Rob J Hyndman blog here:

John D Cook

About John D Cook: This blog, named The Endeavour has short, self-contained articles on a variety of topics, technical and non-technical.
Go to the John D Cook Blog here:


About Statsblog: Statsblog is not an official blog, bur rather a syndication of other statistical blogs and useful and interesting stat articles.
Go to the Statsblog here:


About Statisfaction: This blog is jointly written by Statisticians who did their PhD in Paris (Université Paris-Dauphine, CREST-ENSAE). Mainly tips and tricks useful for everyday jobs.
Go to the Statisfaction blog here:

About blog. The Institute for Statistics Education is the leading provider of online education in statistics, analytics and data science. Their blog is varied and interesting.
Go to Blog here:

R/Statistics - Reddit

About R/Statistics: This is a sub reddit for the discussion of statistical theory, software and application. The level various from Graduate to expert.
Go to R/Statistics here:   

Please note this list FAR from exhaustive. This is a just a selection of popular resources online. There are many forums and sites which serve for great discussions. If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments below.

One industry expert who was not mentioned above is Prof. Stephen Senn as he does not have a centralized blog. We recommend you follow Prof Stephen Senn on twitter and also take a minute to watch one of our interesting discussions with him below.

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