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August 2005 Darrell Huff and Fifty Years of How to Lie with Statistics
J. Michael Steele
Statist. Sci. 20(3): 205-209 (August 2005). DOI: 10.1214/088342305000000205


Over the last fifty years, How to Lie with Statistics has sold more copies than any other statistical text. This note explores the factors that contributed to its success and provides biographical sketches of its creators: author Darrell Huff and illustrator Irving Geis.


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J. Michael Steele. "Darrell Huff and Fifty Years of How to Lie with Statistics." Statist. Sci. 20 (3) 205 - 209, August 2005.


Published: August 2005
First available in Project Euclid: 24 August 2005

zbMATH: 1100.01510
MathSciNet: MR2188916
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/088342305000000205

Keywords: crescent cow , Darrell Huff , Graphs , How to Lie with Statistics , Irving Geis , numeracy

Rights: Copyright © 2005 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.20 • No. 3 • August 2005
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