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

George E. P. Box


Celebrating the lifetime of an favourite pioneer in statistics

In this pleasing and encouraging memoir, world-renowned statistician George E. P. field deals a firsthand account of his lifestyles and statistical paintings. Writing in a fascinating, fascinating type, Dr. field unearths the not likely occasions that led him to a occupation in information, starting along with his activity as a chemist engaging in experiments for the British military in the course of global battle II. At this turning aspect in his lifestyles and profession, Dr. field taught himself the statistical tools essential to study his personal findings whilst there have been no statisticians to be had to ascertain 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 study with time sequence research, experimental layout, and the standard stream, Dr. field recounts coming to the USA, his kinfolk existence, and tales of the folks who suggest the main to him.

This attention-grabbing account balances the impact of either own relationships to illustrate the extreme lifetime of one of many maximum and such a lot influential statisticians of our time. An unintended Statistician additionally features:

• forewords written by way of Dr. Box’s former colleagues and closest confidants

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

• quite a few, formerly unpublished images from the author’s own collection

An unintended Statistician is a compelling learn for statisticians in schooling or undefined, mathematicians, engineers, and someone drawn to the lifestyles tale of an influential highbrow who altered the area of recent statistics.

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