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Re: st: RE; John Nelder's death

From   Clive Nicholas <>
Subject   Re: st: RE; John Nelder's death
Date   Fri, 13 Aug 2010 01:12:03 +0100

Joseph Hilbe wrote:

> I did not see anything posted to the StataList yet, but I should make you
> aware that John Nelder, co-developer of generalized linear models - and
> originator of the concept of the GLM offset  -- among other accomplishments,
> died in his sleep on Aug 7 while in the hospital recovering from a fall.
> John was 85 and has been in poor health for some 3 - 4 years. But he
> remained involved in statistics to the end, advocating Hierarchical GLMs as
> a method for dealing with random effects. He was a giant in our discipline.
> John leaves a considerable legacy, and had many friends throughout the
> statistical community. It is my understanding that Roger Payne, a long time
> friend, is preparing a rather thorough obituary, which should be available
> on the web in the very near future, if not already.

What terrible news. The world of statistics has lost a modern great.

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