Taking a CHANCE: An Interview with William F. Eddy and Stephen E. Fienberg
Editor’s note: This interview originally appeared in CHANCE Volume 20, Issue 4.
HW: So where did the idea for CHANCE come from?
SEF: In the early 1980s, I was an editor for the Springer Series in Statistics, and our in-house editor was a wonderful mathematician, Walter Kaufmann-Buhler, who managed almost all of mathematics and other areas for Springer. Walter was very excited about a magazine called the Mathematical Intelligencer, which Springer published out of Germany at the time. He asked if there would be a market for something similar in statistics. My initial reaction was that the Intelligencer was too mathematical and could only be read by mathematicians. What statistics needed was a publication about statistics that could be read by statisticians and others.Some content is only viewable by ASA Members. If you are an ASA member, log in to Members Only and look for CHANCE under your publications.