Many people have played a significant role in the development and release of this text. My views on teaching biostatistics are greatly influenced by excellent teachers I have had in my yesteryears, such as Dr A. Srinivasan, Prof. Genesis, and Dr Subramaniam, to name a few.
I express my heartfelt thanks to Prof. D. Swamiraj, Former Principal, Bishop Heber College, Trichy, for giving his cover page write-up about me.
I record my sincere thanks to Dr D. Paul Dhayabaran for his foreword to this text.
I am indebted to Dr A. Nagoorgani, Associate Professor in Mathematics, Jamal Mohamed College, Trichy, for his faith in me and referring my name to Pearson Education.
I am obliged to Sojan Jose, R. P. Mathivathani, M. E. Sethurajan and C. Purushothaman, of the editorial team at Pearson Education for publishing this book.
I am grateful to M. Antonyraj, all my family members and friends who have helped me, directly or indirectly, in my achievements.
While every care has been taken to ensure that this book does not have any mistakes in it, I take responsibility for any errors that may have inadvertently crept in. I would love to hear the suggestions and comments from the readers of this text.
Dr P. Mariappan