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Areas of Application

A nice overview of the field of statistics, from the American Statistical Association (ASA; AMSTAT).

Wikipedia - Fields of Application

Wikipedia offers a useful listing of fields of application of statistics.  The list, dated November 2011, is shown below.  Each link should lead to the corresponding Wikipedia page.

R - CRAN Task Views

The R project ( offers thousands of packages.  The Task Views page groups the packages around Tasks, which represent specific areas of application.