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The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom
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I just finished this book today. I am a current PhD student in Biostatistics. I found the book very interesting and marked about a dozen pages where I need to verify the calculations or formulas presented in the book for better understanding.

My favorite part was seeing statistical tests and procedures presented from a historical viewpoint that emphasizes how each was a novel contribution at the time. For example, how the idea of using the within-sample standard deviation to create the T-test was a completely novel concept.


Stoyan Stoyanov (stoyannyc) | 11 comments Mod
I agree with you. I read this book with great interest. Looking at the development of different concepts and procedures is really fascinating.

I was also interested in what the author outlined as avenues for future developments. That was great!


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