More generally this is often the other way round.
Probability and statistics laws have generally been found on paper.
In practice though, the calculation and use of stats will more often than not require computers.
"The advent of the computer has certainly revolutionised the practice of
statistics." (Speed, 1985).
Statistics and the Computer
In any case probability and statistics are used all over the place in software and sometime in places you would not expect.
One of them would be the SQL query optimizer.