|Date: ||Tue, 30 Sep 1997 10:00:00 PDT|
|Reply-To: ||Melvin Klassen <KLASSEN@UVVM.UVIC.CA>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Melvin Klassen <KLASSEN@UVVM.UVIC.CA>|
|Subject: ||Re: Q: a quotation ?|
Sung-Il Cho <sungil@HOHP.HARVARD.EDU> writes:
>Does anybody know the original reference for the quotation below ?
>"All models are wrong. Some are useful."
>I have a vague impression that it was Cox, but no idea where it's from.
Point your WWW-browser to 'http://WWW.ALTAVISTA.DIGITAL.COM',
and enter: "all models are wrong"
(with the quotes)
and you'll get 25 references (but none from WWW-sites at Harvard) including:
which contains the text:
"All models are wrong, some models are useful."
George Box "Robustness in the Strategy of Scientific Model
in Lanner and Wilkerson, eds., Robustness in Statistics
(NY, Academic Press, 1979), pp. 201-236.
Or, go to http://WWW.INFOSEEK.COM,
and access their online version of "Bartlett's Quotations".