Statistical Science

Darrell Huff and Fifty Years of How to Lie with Statistics

J. Michael Steele

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Abstract

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.

Article information

Source
Statist. Sci. Volume 20, Number 3 (2005), 205-209.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 24 August 2005

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1124891285

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/088342305000000205

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2188916

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1100.01510

Keywords
Darrell Huff Irving Geis How to Lie with Statistics numeracy graphs crescent cow

Citation

Steele, J. Michael. Darrell Huff and Fifty Years of How to Lie with Statistics . Statist. Sci. 20 (2005), no. 3, 205--209. doi:10.1214/088342305000000205. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1124891285.


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