‘A Million Random Digits’ was a number-cruncher’s bible. Now one has exposed flaws in the disorder | Curio

‘A Million Random Digits’ was a number-cruncher’s bible. Now one has exposed flaws in the disorder

9 mins | Oct 4, 2020

Imagine finding an error in a 65-year-old book that everyone references back to — it's happened. A 1955 Rand Corp. book had a reputation as the go-to source for figures used by pollsters, analysts, researchers. Now, engineer Gary Briggs has ruined it. Michael M. Phillips explores in The Wall Street Journal.

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From The Wall Street Journal