the seven pillars of statistical wisdom

Stephen Stigler sets forth the seven foundational ideas of statistics―a scientific discipline related to but distinct from mathematics and computer science. Even the most basic idea―aggregation, exemplified by averaging―is counterintuitive.

Submitted by Edward Brown

Stephen M. Stigler, Harvard University Press, 2016-03-07
ISBN: 9780674088917
Language: English

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