Sir David Cox is one of the seminal statistical thinkers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In this selection of his work, Professor Cox reviews his most influential and interesting papers published before 1993. Each paper is the subject of a candid commentary written especially for this collection. In these he describes the context in which the papers arose and their subsequent influence. He also identifies avenues for future research. Organised in two volumes and grouped by theme, the papers and commentaries provide excellent coverage of many of the most significant advances in statistics in recent times. But this collection is more than a record of scientific achievement. Professor Cox's writing is characterised by clarity and wit, so these volumes can be read as much for enjoyment as for edification.

• Sir David Cox is one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century • Each paper the subject of a candid commentary by Professor Cox written especially for this collection • Includes the most important and most interesting papers published by Professor Cox before 1993

### Contents

Volume I: Foreword D. J. Hand and A. M. Herzberg; Preface David Cox; Part I. Design of Investigations: Design of experiments; Sampling. Part II. Statistical Methods: Point process data; Binary data; Survival data; Multivariate analysis; Miscellaneous. Part III. Applications. Volume II: Foreword D. J. Hand and A. M. Herzberg; Preface D. Cox; Part IV. Foundations of Statistical Inference: Part V. Theoretical Statistics: Part VI. Time Series: Part VII. Stochastic Processes: Publications of Sir David Cox.

### Review

'… any statistician … should be aware of the contents of the selected papers of Sir David Cox and he or she would certainly value their own copy.' Kwantitatieve Methoden