Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sir Francis Galton

Sir Francis Galton, who gave us the concepts of both correlation, and regression, was born on this day, 16 February, in 1822. Galton was one of the great "polymaths" - he had a finger in every pie he could find - as is described in his Wikipedia entry.

We him a debt of gratitude for the role he played in The Origin of our Species.

It's a busy birthday month, with more to follow tomorrow!

© 2014, David E. Giles