By George E. P. Box
Celebrating the lifetime of an well known pioneer in statistics
In this attractive and encouraging memoir, world-renowned statistician George E. P. field bargains a firsthand account of his lifestyles and statistical paintings. Writing in an enticing, captivating kind, Dr. field finds the not likely occasions that led him to a profession in records, starting along with his activity as a chemist accomplishing experiments for the British military in the course of international struggle II. At this turning element in his lifestyles and occupation, Dr. field taught himself the statistical tools essential to examine his personal findings while there have been no statisticians on hand to envision 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 learn with time sequence research, experimental layout, and the standard circulation, Dr. field recounts coming to the us, his kin existence, and tales of the folk who suggest the main to him.
This attention-grabbing account balances the effect of either own relationships to illustrate the intense lifetime of one of many maximum and such a lot 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
• various, formerly unpublished images from the author’s own collection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 lifestyles tale of an influential highbrow who altered the area of contemporary statistics.
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