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An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George by George E. P. Box

By George E. P. Box

Celebrating the lifetime of an fashionable pioneer in statistics

In this beautiful and encouraging memoir, world-renowned statistician George E. P. field deals a firsthand account of his lifestyles and statistical paintings. Writing in an attractive, captivating kind, Dr. field finds the not going occasions that led him to a profession in facts, starting together with his task as a chemist carrying out experiments for the British military in the course of international warfare II. At this turning element in his lifestyles and occupation, Dr. field taught himself the statistical tools essential to study his personal findings whilst 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 lifestyles and vice-versa. Interwoven among his learn with time sequence research, experimental layout, and the standard flow, Dr. field recounts coming to the U.S., his family members lifestyles, and tales of the folk who suggest the main to him.

This attention-grabbing account balances the impact 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 by means of Dr. Box’s former colleagues and closest confidants

• own insights from greater than a dozen statisticians on how Dr. field has motivated and maintains to the touch their careers and lives

• a number of, formerly unpublished pictures from the author’s own collection

An unintentional Statistician is a compelling learn for statisticians in schooling or undefined, mathematicians, engineers, and an individual drawn to the existence tale of an influential highbrow who altered the realm of recent statistics.

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