Gosset, William Sealy


(1876 - 1937) Gosset was a chemist working for the brewery company Guinness and the developer of "Student's t-distribution" tool. Gosset needed a way to select the best varieties of barley to use in Guinness’ beer by analyzing only very small subsamples of data collected from the farm. After studying with Karl Pearson, Gosset developed the Student's t-distribution, a new mathematical tool that could be used to estimate a population mean based on a small subsample.

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