Statistics Born in Brewery

Authors

  • Lenka Viskotová Department of Statistics and Operation Analysis, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
  • David Hampel Department of Statistics and Operation Analysis, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18832/kp2019.65.58

Keywords:

brewery Guinness, experiment evaluation, Gosset, small sample theory, student distribution, t-test

Abstract

One of the most important statistical tools is the t-test and its associated Student distribution. These techniques resulted from the work of W. S. Gosset, who published under the pseudonym Student. This paper presents the biographical facts and context of Gosset’s statistical research with his work at the Guinness Brewery. Gosset’s collaboration with important personalities of that time and his work are described. His core article, which laid the foundations of the small sample theory, is discussed in more detail.

Comparison of probability density graphs

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Published

2019-04-15

How to Cite

Viskotová, L., & Hampel, D. (2019). Statistics Born in Brewery. KVASNÝ PRŮMYSL, 65(2), 58–64. https://doi.org/10.18832/kp2019.65.58

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