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Re: st: All models are wrong...

From   Fred Wolfe <>
Subject   Re: st: All models are wrong...
Date   Sat, 15 Oct 2005 16:30:18 -0500

At 04:23 PM 10/15/2005, you wrote:

The quote "All models are wrong, some models are useful" by George Box,
may be found in his paper "Robustness in the Strategy of Scientific
Building," in Lanner and Wilkerson, eds., Robustness in Statistics (NY,
Academic Press, 1979), pp. 201-236.
and in:

"Remember that all models are wrong; the practical question is how wrong do they have to be to not be useful". -George Box and Norman Draper, Empirical Model Building and Response Surfaces, John Wiley, 1987,pg. 74.


Fred Wolfe
National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases
Wichita, Kansas
Tel (316) 263-2125 Fax (316) 263-0761

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