Why I yell like a crazy person whenever statistics are mentioned by the media.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
RIP, Paul Meier
This obituary in the New York Times, of the great American statistician Paul Meier, is well worth reading. One little point: the Kaplan-Meier estimator is actually not terribly complicated to compute. This is part of what makes the formula such a great accomplishment. Still, overall, this obituary is a great tribute to one of the more important statisticians of the last century, and a reminder that my discipline can have a truly positive impact on the world.