Mathematicians Of The Day

29th July

On this day in 1808, François Arago escaped from prison in Mallorca where he had been imprisoned as a spy, and started his journey back to France carrying his logbook of measurements of the meridian. After some misadventures he reached France 11 months later.

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Quotation of the day

From R A Fisher
The analysis of variance is not a mathematical theorem, but rather a convenient method of arranging the arithmetic.