Scientists In 177 Countries Reading Optimal Data Analysis

Optimal Data Analysis remains the most widely-circulated scientific journal in the world, and readership continues to grow. The record total — 177 countries — are listed at the bottom of the About page.

List of sample published articles using ODA is now sorted by category

Please see the Publications page.

PDF Copy of Maximizing Predictive Accuracy is Available

A PDF version of Maximizing Predictive Accuracy is available in Resources.

ODA Celebrates 77 Person-Years of Full-Time Development (9/5/2018)

Today Paul Yarnold and Robert Soltysik celebrate 39 years of collaborative development of the ODA paradigm. Their collaboration began in 1979, while they were attending an outdoor presentation of Fiddler On The Roof.

“New scientific ideas never spring from a communal body, however organized, but rather from the head of an individually inspired researcher who struggles with his problems in lonely thought and unites all his thought on one single point which is his whole world for the moment.”  [From address by Max Planck, the father of Quantum Mechanics, on the 25th anniversary of the Kaiser-Wilhelm Gesellschaft (January 1936), as quoted in Surviving the Swastika : Scientific Research in Nazi Germany (1993) ISBN 0-19-507010-0.]

“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”  [Max Planck: Wissenschaftliche Selbstbiographie. Mit einem Bildnis und der von Max von Laue gehaltenen Traueransprache.Johann Ambrosius Barth Verlag (Leipzig 1948), p. 22, as translated in Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, trans. F. Gaynor (New York, 1949), pp. 33–34 (as cited in T. S. Kuhn, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions).]