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I've just began my first probability class, and let me tell you, it's a doozy. It reminds me a lot of my physics classes: There's a general sort of way to go about solving a problem, but each problem is completely different from the other. If this was the entire major, I'd stop here, it's not interesting, just kind of trivial and frustrating so far.

Good thing it isn't. For the major at my school, a good 4/5 of it isn't probability, but statistics. The general consensus is once you get the probability theory out of the way, the statistics element is not only a breeze, but actually very engrossing and enjoyable. I've always been interested in data, hence why I signed up for the major in the first place.

I would like a second opinion though. Are statistics and probability different from each other, even though they are very much related?

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