Commemorating William Playfair’s 250th birthday

References

  1. Costigan-Eaves P, Macdonald-Ross M (1990) William Playfair (1759–1823). Stat Sci 5(3): 318–326

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Droesbeke JJ (2009) Historical anniversaries: William Playfair. ISI Newslett 33(2):27–28, http://isi.cbs.nl/Nlet/ISINewsletter2009-2.pdf

    Google Scholar 

  3. FitzPatrick PJ (1960) Leading british statisticians of the nineteenth century. J Am Stat Assoc 55(289): 38–70

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Funkhouser HG (1937) Historical development of the graphical representation of statistical data. Osiris 3: 269–404

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Funkhouser HG, Walker HM (1935) Playfair and his charts. Econ Hist 3: 103–109

    Google Scholar 

  6. Guy WA (1879) On tabular analysis. J Stat Soc Lond 42(3): 644–662

    Article  Google Scholar 

  7. Guy WA (1885) Statistical development, with special reference to statistics as a science. J Stat Soc Lond Jubilee volume:72–86

  8. Hankins TL, Silverman RJ (2006) Instruments and the imagination (Paperback edition). Princeton University Press, Princeton

    Google Scholar 

  9. Maas H, Morgan M (2002/2) Timing history: the introduction of graphical analysis in 19th century british economics. Revue d’Histoire des Sciences Humaines No. 7, pp 97–127

  10. Playfair W (1786) The commercial and political atlas. Debrett Robinson and Sewell, London

    Google Scholar 

  11. Playfair W (1805) An inquiry into the permanent causes of the decline and fall of powerful and wealthy nations. Greenland & Norris, London

    Google Scholar 

  12. Playfair W (1821) A letter on our agricultural distresses, their causes and remedies. W. Sams, London

    Google Scholar 

  13. Playfair W (1822a) A letter on our agricultural distresses, their causes and remedies, 2nd edn. W. Sams, London

    Google Scholar 

  14. Playfair W (1822b) A letter on our agricultural distresses, their causes and remedies, 3rd edn. W. Sams, London

    Google Scholar 

  15. Playfair W (1822?) Can this continue? W. Sams, London

  16. Playfair W (2005) The commercial and political atlas and statistical breviary, edited and introduced by Howard Wainer and Ian Spence. Cambridge University Press, New York

    Google Scholar 

  17. Rogers C (1872) Notes on the history of the Scottish branch of the Norman House of Roger. Trans Roy Hist Soc 1: 357–388

    Article  Google Scholar 

  18. Scott H (1822) Fasti Ecclesiæ Scoticanæ: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation (New edition), vol V. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh

    Google Scholar 

  19. Smith BMD (2004) Keir, James (1735–1820). In: Matthew HCG, Harrison B (eds) Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/15259 (accessed 13 Aug 2009)

  20. Spence I (2004) Playfair, William (1759–1823). In: Matthew HCG, Harrison B (eds) Oxford dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/22370 (accessed 13 Aug 2009)

  21. Spence I (2005) No humble pie: the origins and usage of a statistical chart. J Educ Behav Stat 30(4): 353–368

    Article  MathSciNet  Google Scholar 

  22. Spence I (2006) William Playfair and the psychology of graphs. In: 2006 JSM proceedings, American Statistical Association, Alexandria, pp 2426–2436 (CD)

  23. Tann J (ed) (1993) The Industrial Revolution: a documentary history. Series One, the Boulton and Watt archive and the Matthew Boulton papers from the Birmingham Central Library. Part 1: Lunar Society correspondence. Reel 11, Letter 16, James Keir to Matthew Boulton [?1777]. Adam Matthew Publications, Marlborough, http://www.adam-matthew-publications.co.uk/digital_guides/industrial_revolution/

  24. Wainer H (2005) Graphic discovery: a trout in the milk and other visual adventures. Princeton University Press, Princeton

    Google Scholar 

  25. Wenzlick R (1950) William Playfair and his charts. Unpublished Manuscript, St. Louis I

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Jürgen Symanzik.

Electronic supplementary material

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Symanzik, J., Fischetti, W. & Spence, I. Commemorating William Playfair’s 250th birthday. Comput Stat 24, 551 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00180-009-0170-z

Download citation