For a reference: it does have `quantile`

and `median`

.

Oh yeah I always mix up what is in StatsBase.jl versus Statistics and that already illustrates the point I am trying to make I remember the `sample`

vs. `rand`

duel out of my head and other secondary functions I needed while developing packages.

A small bit of bike-shedding: If Statistics.jl was removed from the stdlib in 2.0, I would prefer that the external statistics package be called Statistics.jl instead of Stats.jl.

We tried to remove it in Julia 1.0, but it caused a huge furore to require basic statistical functions from an external package.

That’s understandable. I remember the frustration in 1.0 of having to type `using Statistics`

in order to use the `mean`

function. Then maybe the long term solution would be to make API changes to Statistics in 2.0 and leave it in the standard library.