## Tools Of ThoughtDrawing on general systems theory, operations research, cybernetics, futures research, and catastrophe theory, a distinguished geneticist provides the general reader with tools for perceiving and solving today's complex economic, social, and ecological pr |

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Statistics is the name for a number of methods of analysis which are appropriate

to use when one is studying, not a single individual thing, but a

similar things. This is actually the case more often than one might think at first

sight.

Statistics is the name for a number of methods of analysis which are appropriate

to use when one is studying, not a single individual thing, but a

**population**ofsimilar things. This is actually the case more often than one might think at first

sight.

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Trend Extrapolation Trend extrapolation is one of the longest established

forecasting techniques and, as its name implies, rests on the assumption that a

particular measurable trend (e.g.

published, ...

Trend Extrapolation Trend extrapolation is one of the longest established

forecasting techniques and, as its name implies, rests on the assumption that a

particular measurable trend (e.g.

**population**, aircraft speed, number of bookspublished, ...

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