## A New Approach to Probability and Statistics

*Zaven Karian*

`Karian@Denison.edu`

Mathematics & Comp. Science

**Denison University**

100 South Main Street

U.S.A.

### Abstract

The manipulation of mathematical symbols, something that is
done regularly in probability and statistics, somehow has
not yet found its way into standard statistical packages
such as MINITAB and SPSS. Moreover, the statistics packages
that are bundled with symbolic computing systems such as Mathematica and Maple, are very limited in scope and provide
only small fraction of the functionality that is necessary
for the learning of probability and statistics.
This tutorial will focus on a statistics package, developed
for the Maple CAS, and diverse ways in which this package can
be used in statistics instruction. It will give an overview
of the package and illustrates its use through problems that
are commonly encountered in undergraduate courses in
probability and statistics.

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