May I ask what is the verb form of statistics or is there any replacement word with the meaning of "the act of doing statistics"?

  • English doesn't really have a single word for the act of doing everything. Is there a particular part of stats you're trying to capture? (Eg. "Regressing") – simchona Aug 7 '12 at 2:04
  • I just want to say "do statistics" in other way – Trinh Hoang Nhu Aug 7 '12 at 2:15
  • Do you have a context, then? It would really help. – simchona Aug 7 '12 at 2:15
  • What is the verb corresponding to 'biology'? 'Biologizing'? – Mitch Aug 7 '12 at 2:25
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    I would use "analyze" if you think you've overused the phrase "do statistics on", and it's clear from context that you mean "analyze statistically". – Peter Shor Aug 7 '12 at 17:42
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The term statistics refers to the numbers that are generated by statistical analysis. Perhaps the phrase analyze statistically would meet your needs.

Various specific activities that result in the output of certain statistics have single word verb forms, such as average, correlate, sum, equate, and tally.

  • @jasper loy - thanks for the edits – bib Aug 8 '12 at 1:31

Well, Google reports some 300 instances of "statisticked" on the web. And the OED has statisticize, v. To arrange in the form of statistics... to collect or employ statistics....

Perhaps not a perfect match but the word, "figure", as in "figure up the tally" or "Figures never lie, but liars figure".

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