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By George E. P. Box

Celebrating the lifetime of an well known pioneer in statistics

In this eye-catching and encouraging memoir, world-renowned statistician George E. P. field deals a firsthand account of his existence and statistical paintings. Writing in a fascinating, fascinating type, Dr. field finds the not likely occasions that led him to a profession in facts, starting along with his task as a chemist accomplishing experiments for the British military in the course of global battle II. At this turning element in his lifestyles and profession, Dr. field taught himself the statistical tools essential to research his personal findings while there have been no statisticians to be had to envision 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 examine with time sequence research, experimental layout, and the standard move, Dr. field recounts coming to the us, his kinfolk lifestyles, and tales of the folks who suggest the main to him.

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

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

• a number of, formerly unpublished photographs from the author’s own collection

An unintended Statistician is a compelling learn for statisticians in schooling or undefined, mathematicians, engineers, and a person attracted to the existence tale of an influential highbrow who altered the realm of contemporary statistics.

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