Statistically speaking : a dictionary of quotations

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Statistically speaking : a dictionary of quotations

selected and arranged by Carl C. Gaither and Alma E. Cavazos-Gaither

Institute of Physics Pub., c1996

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-319) and indexes

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内容説明

Statistically Speaking presents a massive collection of quotations pertaining to probability and statistics. Some quotations are profound, others are wise, some are witty, but none are frivolous. Here you will find quotations from the most famous to the unknown. The book is designed to be entertaining and informative so that you can get a feel for the depth and breadth of statistics. The extensive author and subject indexes provide you with the perfect tools for locating quotations for practical use or pleasure, and you will soon enjoy discovering what others have said on topics ranging from actuaries to variability. Additionally, some quotations are illustrated by amusing cartoons. This book will be a handy reference for the scientific reader and the wider public interested in who has said what on statistics. Professionals, teachers, and students interested in statistics and probability will also benefit from the gems found in this book.

目次

Preface. Actuary. Analysis. Average. Bayesian. Cause and effect. Certainty. Chance. Common sense. Correlation. Data. Definitions. Degrees of freedom. Design of experiments. Dice. Distributions. Error. Experiment. Facts. Forecast. Gambling. Graphics. Hypotheses. Impossible. Infinite. Knowledge. Laws. Likelihood. Measurement. Models. Observations. Order. Outliers. Percentages. Prayer. Prediction. Probability. Probable. Problems. Quality control. Queue. Randomness. Reason. Recursion. Regression. Research. Residuals. Sample. Science. Statistical. Statistician. Statistics. Surveys and questionnaires. Symmetry. Tables. Teaching. Testing. Theory. Truth. Variability. Bibliography. Permissions. Subject by author index. Author by subject index.

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