Department of Statistics
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706


John Tukey:

"As I am sure almost every geophysicist
knows, distributions of actual errors
and fluctuations have much more straggling
extreme values than would correspond to
the magic bell-shaped distribution of
Gauss and Laplace."

Alan Greenspan:

"Work that characterizes the distribution
of extreme events would be useful as well."

George Box:

"All models are wrong, but some are useful."


"All models are useful, but the strengths vary with each individual."