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Activity Number: 314 - They Never Die: a Historical Overview of the Many Uses of Famous Historic Data Sets
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Graphics
Abstract #300233
Title: Do Data Have a Limited Shelf Life?
Author(s): Stephen Stigler*
Companies: University of Chicago
Keywords: History; Data Science

Several examples of classical data sets will be presented, including Student’s use of the Cushny Peebles data, Galton’s data on the inheritance of stature, and data from Quetelet. The examples raise a number of questions, such as, at what point do “data” cease to be data and become only ornamental?

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