The computer has always enabled statisticians to carry out their tasks effectively and through subsequent developments in digital technology, with increasing efficiency. Technology has also enabled statisticians to identify new areas of activity and to discover and define new tasks or areas of research. In other words, the computer has been the driving force for statisticians to go into new, untapped areas.
This book showcases selected items from the C.A.S.E. computer museum, at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. It outlines the development of manually processed and edited data from the days of punched cards to today's state-of-the-art where data is generated and stored every time we visit a webpage or buy food at a grocery store.
Torsten van den Berg, Elisabeth Bommes, Wolfgang Karl Härdle, Alla Petukhina
License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0