Five. An Invitation to the United States

  1. George E. P. Box

Published Online: 25 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118514948.ch5

An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box

An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box

How to Cite

Box, G. E. P. (2013) An Invitation to the United States, in An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118514948.ch5

Author Information

  1. Department of Statistics, University of Madison—Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 12 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118400883

Online ISBN: 9781118514948

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Keywords:

  • invitation;
  • statistics;
  • Unlted States

Summary

This chapter talks about an invitation for George E.P. Box to spend a year at North Carolina State University at Raleigh as a “Visiting Research Professor”. During this, it seemed to the author then, as it does now, that something new in statistics most often comes about as an offshoot from work on a scientific problem. With this in mind, during his year at Raleigh, Stu and the author helped a chemical engineer with his investigations. The chapter also presents the author's various experiences of his trip around the United States.