Significance magazine October 2017 out now!

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The October 2017 issue of Significance is out now in print and digital formats. Our cover story this issue presents a graphical account of the Great Migration of African‑Americans in the century following their emancipation from slavery. We also go in search of the final resting place of William Playfair, who devised many of the statistical graphics in use today.

Elsewhere, we tell the story of Frances Wood, a chemist and medical statistician of the early twentieth century, who achieved much in a tragically short lifetime (currently open access). And we present the winning article of our 2017 writing competition for early-career statisticians.

Also this issue:

  • Why facts are not enough in the fight against fake news;
  • How statistics plays a role in tackling plastic pollution; and
  • An interview with Dennis Lock, director of analytics for the Miami Dolphins football team.

Members can access the digital version of Significance through the members’ portal (sign in on our main website to My RSS) or download and read the magazine on the go with our iOS and Android apps. Non-fellows can view the articles on our publisher's webpage (paywall applies).

If you are a print subscriber, your October issue will be arriving soon.

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