The Guinness Brewer Who Revolutionized Statistics

When the average person hears the word “Guinness” they might think “Book of Records” or an ancient brewery somewhere in Dublin. But inside that brewery was born a revolution in statistics courtesy of William S. Gosset.

While his name is likely unfamiliar to most, if you’ve studied statistics, you’ve probably used the Student’s T-Test. Gosset is the “student” in the name. His work in statistics, quality control and design of experiments inspired the much more famous R.A. Fisher, the “Father of Modern Statistics”. And, needless to say, made Guinness and its Stout the model for consistency worldwide.

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