[S] Cox quote?

ecm@skew2.kellogg.nwu.edu
Fri, 10 Jul 1998 15:35:48 -0500 (CDT)


Dear S-news readers,

Please excuse the fact that my question is not directly related
to S-plus.

I colleague mentioned a quote that I would like to track down the
source of. She thought it was made by D. R. Cox.

"All models are wrong; some are useful."

Sections 1.1 and 1.2 of Cox and Hinkley's _Theoretical Statistics_
give beautiful discussion to this effect, but not in so few words.

Thank you,

Ed Malthouse
Northwestern University

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