Wednesday, May 24, 2017

David Blackwell - Statistician and math wizzard

David Blackwell (1919-2010). Mathematical genius and a 1st in many circles. Wow. I used this man’s math textbook back in high school and didn’t know it had been written by him. His 1969 text, Basic Statistics is STILL used today.Terrible in math as a child, his mom made him face what made the discipline hard to grasp. And when he mastered that…The rest is history. His statistics textbook made the subject easier for me. As far as statistics goes as being in anyone’s top ten, it reached number 4 after trigonometry for me. Don’t ask me about geometry. I detested it and still do ‘til this day.

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