Significance Features History, Soccer, and Shape Analysis

The June 2018 issue of Significance explores 175 years of history at Rothamsted Research, an agricultural research station whose employees—including Ronald Fisher—helped sow the seeds of modern statistics.

We also mark the 70th anniversary of the death of Scottish biologist D’Arcy Thompson, whose century-old ideas for studying shape and form have inspired generations of researchers, including those working in the field of statistical shape analysis.

With the FIFA World Cup looming, a trio of sports analysts describe the evolution of soccer analytics. And, in our In Brief section, statisticians and data scientists reflect on the lessons of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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