By George E. P. Box
Celebrating the lifetime of an favourite pioneer in statistics
In this attractive and encouraging memoir, world-renowned statistician George E. P. field bargains a firsthand account of his existence and statistical paintings. Writing in an interesting, captivating kind, Dr. field unearths the not likely occasions that led him to a profession in records, starting along with his task as a chemist carrying out experiments for the British military in the course of international battle II. At this turning aspect in his lifestyles and occupation, Dr. field taught himself the statistical tools essential to research 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 lifestyles and vice-versa. Interwoven among his study with time sequence research, experimental layout, and the standard circulation, Dr. field recounts coming to the USA, his kin existence, and tales of the folk who suggest the main to him.
This attention-grabbing account balances the impression of either own relationships to illustrate the extreme 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 prompted and keeps to the touch their careers and lives
• a variety of, formerly unpublished photographs from the author’s own collection
An unintentional Statistician is a compelling learn for statisticians in schooling or undefined, mathematicians, engineers, and a person drawn to the lifestyles tale of an influential highbrow who altered the realm of contemporary statistics.