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How Frank Wilcoxon helped statisticians walk the non-parametric path

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Picture Mildred, Agnes, Ethel and Blanche. Perhaps you imagine the Golden Girls or your grandmother’s poker game. These are names for women of age, wisdom and distinction. The median living Mildred.

Oscar Kempthorne: From Observation to Inference, 1991 part 1

Noted statistician Oscar Kempthorne talks about his life and career. Cressie at Iowa State University,

During the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration and Census Bureau geographers produced more than 275,000 maps using census data. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

During the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration and Census Bureau geographers produced more than 275,000 maps using census data. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

The Census Bureau’s cartographers compared aerial photographs to 1950 Census maps to improve accuracy. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

The Census Bureau’s cartographers compared aerial photographs to 1950 Census maps to improve accuracy. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

Census Bureau employees work on maps pre-TIGER

Census Bureau employees work on maps pre-TIGER

ISOBEL LOUTIT (1909 - 2009)

ISOBEL LOUTIT (1909 - 2009)

A technician builds a mechanical card sorter in the 1930s. We used mechanical sorters and tabulators from 1890 through the 1950 Census when computers began replacing them.

A technician builds a mechanical card sorter in the We used mechanical sorters and tabulators from 1890 through the 1950 Census when computers began replacing them.

1933—Stuart Rice, president of the ASA, attended labor leaders’ September 7 meeting on unemployment.

Rice, president of the ASA, attended labor leaders’ September 7 meeting on unemployment.

George Box ‘Essentially all models are wrong, but some are useful’ http://www.significancemagazine.org/details/webexclusive/4566511/George-Box-1919-2013-a-wit-a-kind-man-and-a-statistician.html

“All models are wrong but some are useful.” George Box, professor emeritus of Statistics and of Industrial & Systems Engineering, died on Thursday, March at the age of

U.S. Census Bureau director Robert Groves stands in front of the No. 16 Ford Fusion the agency sponsored to promote the 2010 Census.  Roush Fenway Racing’s Greg Biffle for three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races  at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 7; Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 21; and Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, March 28. #CensusHistory Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

U.S. Census Bureau director Robert Groves stands in front of the No. 16 Ford Fusion the agency sponsored to promote the 2010 Census. Roush Fenway Racing’s Greg Biffle for three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 7; Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 21; and Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, March 28. #CensusHistory Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

#CensusHistory Census records are transferred from paper forms to microfilm in this 1930s photo. The Roosevelt Administration’s New Deal program included funding to employ clerks who transferred census records to microfilm.  The program gave work to unemployed clerks, saved storage space, and preserved records for future research. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

#CensusHistory Census records are transferred from paper forms to microfilm in this 1930s photo. The Roosevelt Administration’s New Deal program included funding to employ clerks who transferred census records to microfilm. The program gave work to unemployed clerks, saved storage space, and preserved records for future research. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

An enumerator conducts the 1990 Census in New Mexico by horseback.  In 1990, New Mexico’s population was 1,515,069.  In 2010, the state's population was 2,059,179.

An enumerator conducts the 1990 Census in New Mexico by horseback. In New Mexico’s population was In the state's population was

Testing electrical components in the 1950s as the Census Bureau was transitioning from mechanical tabulation using punch cards to computers using magnetic computer tapes. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

Testing electrical components in the 1950s as the Census Bureau was transitioning from mechanical tabulation using punch cards to computers using magnetic computer tapes. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

In preparation for the November 1937 Unemployment Census, a U.S. Census Bureau clerk reviews the newly printed questionnaires. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

In preparation for the November 1937 Unemployment Census, a U.S. Census Bureau clerk reviews the newly printed questionnaires. Learn more at http://www.census.gov/history/

June 1 marks Kentucky's 224th birthday.  Two years before it became a state, the 1790 Census recorded Kentucky’s population at 73,677.  By 2010, Kentucky was the 26th most populous state, with a population of 4,339,349.

Two years before it became a state, the 1790 Census recorded Kentucky’s population at By Kentucky was the most populous state, with a population of

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