I have seen posts about the difference between ML and Statistics. And I have also seen posts explaining that Statistical Learning is a statistical approach to ML. But then, this is confusing because what is the difference between Statistics and Statistical Learning anyways?

To finally resolve this confusion, I was hoping someone would be able to provide an answer.

## Best Answer

Statistics is a mathematical science that studies the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data.

Statistical/Machine Learning is the application of statistical methods (

mostlyregression) to make predictions about unseen data. Statistical Learning and Machine Learning are broadly the same thing. The main distinction between them is in the culture.