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marauders of the lost sciences

Posted in Books, Statistics, University life with tags , , , , , , on October 26, 2014 by xi'an

The editors of a new blog entitled Marauders of the Lost Sciences (Learn from the giants) sent me an email to signal the start of this blog with a short excerpt from a giant in maths or stats posted every day:

There is  a new blog I wanted to tell you 
about which  excerpts one  interesting or 
classic  paper  or  book  a day  from the 
mathematical  sciences.  We plan on daily
posting across the  range of mathematical 
fields and at any level, but about 20-30% 
of the posts in queue are from statistics.

The goal is to entice people to read the great 
works of old.

The first post today was from an old paper by 
Fisher applying Group Theory to the design of 
experiments.

Interesting concept, which will hopefully generate comments to put the quoted passage into context. Somewhat connected to my Reading Statistical Classics posts. Which incidentally if sadly will not take place this year since only two students registered. should take place in the end since more students registered! (I am unsure about the references behind the title of that blog, besides Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark and Norman’s Marauders of Gor… I just hope Statistics does not qualify as a lost science!)