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

By George E. P. Box

Celebrating the lifetime of an in demand pioneer in statistics

In this appealing and encouraging memoir, world-renowned statistician George E. P. field deals a firsthand account of his lifestyles and statistical paintings. Writing in an enticing, fascinating variety, Dr. field finds the not likely occasions that led him to a profession in facts, starting along with his task as a chemist engaging in experiments for the British military in the course of international struggle II. At this turning aspect in his lifestyles and profession, Dr. field taught himself the statistical equipment essential to learn 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 existence and vice-versa. Interwoven among his learn with time sequence research, experimental layout, and the standard stream, Dr. field recounts coming to the USA, his relations lifestyles, 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 by means of 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• various, formerly unpublished images from the author’s own collection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 someone drawn to the lifestyles tale of an influential highbrow who altered the realm of recent statistics.

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