By George E. P. Box
Celebrating the lifetime of an favorite pioneer in statistics
In this pleasing and encouraging memoir, world-renowned statistician George E. P. field bargains a firsthand account of his existence and statistical paintings. Writing in a fascinating, captivating kind, Dr. field finds the not likely occasions that led him to a profession in records, starting together with his task as a chemist undertaking experiments for the British military in the course of global struggle II. At this turning element in his lifestyles and occupation, Dr. field taught himself the statistical tools essential to study his personal findings while there have been no statisticians on hand to ascertain his work.
all through his autobiography, Dr. field expertly weaves a private narrative to demonstrate the results his paintings had on his existence and vice-versa. Interwoven among his examine with time sequence research, experimental layout, and the standard move, Dr. field recounts coming to the USA, his kinfolk existence, and tales of the folks who suggest the main to him.
This interesting account balances the effect of either own relationships to illustrate the intense lifetime of one of many maximum and so much influential statisticians of our time. An unintentional Statistician additionally features:
• forewords written via Dr. Box’s former colleagues and closest confidants
• own insights from greater than a dozen statisticians on how Dr. field has prompted and keeps to the touch their careers and lives
• a number of, formerly unpublished photographs from the author’s own collection
An unintentional Statistician is a compelling learn for statisticians in schooling or undefined, mathematicians, engineers, and somebody drawn to the existence tale of an influential highbrow who altered the realm of contemporary statistics.
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