Guinness and Statistics

“The t-statistic was introduced in 1908 by William Sealy Gosset, a chemist working for the Guinness brewery in Dublin, Ireland (“Student” was his pen name).[1][2][3] Gosset had been hired due to Claude Guinness’s innovative policy of recruiting the best graduates from Oxford and Cambridge to apply biochemistry and statistics to Guinness’ industrial processes.[2] Gosset devised the t-test as a way to cheaply monitor the quality of stout. He published the test in Biometrika in 1908, but was forced to use a pen name by his employer, who regarded the fact that they were using statistics as a trade secret. In fact, Gosset’s identity was unknown to fellow statisticians.[4]”

-From Wikipedia, “Student’s t-test” entry, citations on page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student%27s_t-test

http://www.guinness.com/en-us/

I had to include this, as I’m working with statistics.  Another innovation brought forth by beer!

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