Monday, April 1, 2013

George E. P. Box

March 28 saw the passing of a great statistician, George E. P. Box. Econometricians know his work well, such as through Box-Jenkins analysis of time-series data, the Box-Cox transformation, and many other major contributions. A brief discussion of George Box can be found here. Bradley Jones' piece, George Box: A Remembrance, says it all.

I've written about George Box previously on this blog. For example, see A Bayesian and Non-Bayesian Marriage, Highly Cited Statistical Papers for Econometricians, and Busking for Business.

© 2013, David E. Giles

How NOT to Plot Your Data

I've long been a staunch advocate of graphing our data in creative and informative ways - preferably before  we subject those data to some fancy statistical interrogation. Indeed, I've made this point previously in this blog - e.g., here.

So, I was pleased to come across Karl Broman's collection of Top Ten Worst Graphs

I'm sure that you have your own favourites that you could add to this list. If not, you probably haven't been keeping your eyes open!

© 2013, David E. Giles