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By George E. P. Box

Celebrating the lifetime of an well known pioneer in statistics

In this desirable 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 type, Dr. field unearths the not going 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 global conflict II. At this turning element in his lifestyles and profession, Dr. field taught himself the statistical equipment essential to study 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 lifestyles and vice-versa. Interwoven among his study with time sequence research, experimental layout, and the standard stream, Dr. field recounts coming to the U.S., his kin lifestyles, and tales of the folks who suggest the main to him.

This attention-grabbing 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 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 inspired and keeps to the touch their careers and lives

• a number of, formerly unpublished images from the author’s own collection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 somebody drawn to the lifestyles tale of an influential highbrow who altered the realm of contemporary statistics.

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