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

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

George E. P. Box


Celebrating the lifetime of an well known pioneer in statistics

In this appealing and encouraging memoir, world-renowned statistician George E. P. field bargains a firsthand account of his lifestyles and statistical paintings. Writing in an attractive, fascinating variety, Dr. field finds the not likely occasions that led him to a profession in facts, starting together with his task as a chemist undertaking experiments for the British military in the course of global conflict II. At this turning element in his existence 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 consequences his paintings had on his existence and vice-versa. Interwoven among his learn with time sequence research, experimental layout, and the standard stream, Dr. field recounts coming to the U.S., his kin 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 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 encouraged 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• quite a few, formerly unpublished images from the author’s own collection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 attracted to the lifestyles tale of an influential highbrow who altered the realm of contemporary statistics.

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