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SAS loves stats: Richard Zink

Richard Zink’s desire to win strategy board games like Axis and Allies and Fortress America in college got him started on the path to a career in statistics. “I wanted to better understand the rules of probability to make me a better player,” recalled Zink, a Principal Research Statistician Developer in

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SAS loves Stats: Don Wedding

Don Wedding played a baseball simulation game called Sports Illustrated/Avalon Hill Superstar Baseball back when he was in grade school in Toledo, Ohio. The game involved rolling specialized dice, and then referring to cards representing the performance of the greatest baseball players of all time. The problem was Wedding knew

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SAS loves stats: Anne Hawley

Anne Hawley’s "Introduction to Statistics” professor asked the class what percentage of students at St. Lawrence University in New York state were smokers. Although the answer (according to a survey of students) was closer to 10 percent, most of the class guessed a much higher number, possibly due to the fact

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SAS loves stats: Mark Kindem

Mark Kindem can thank his parents and brother for getting him started on the road to being a statistician. “My dad was a baseball card guy,” Kindem said. “I used to pore through data as a kid.” Kindem and his brother would line up baseball or basketball cards on the living

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Next stop, graduate school?

Bob Rodriguez wants students to think about statistics in three important ways: as a skill, a tool and a profession. “Too many people think about statistics as a ‘bunch of numbers’,” said Rodriguez, Senior Director, Advanced Analytics in R&D and immediate past president of the American Statistical Association, speaking to