Is Normal Distribution due to Karl Gauss? Euler, his Family of Gamma Functions, and Place in History of Statistics
While Gauss (1777–1855) has primacy in explicating properties of the normal distribution, it is Euler (1707–1783) who is predominant with respect to analytical formulation of this function. This case is discussed within the context of uniform rendering of computer algorithms for higher transcendental functions.
KeywordsNormal Distribution Analytical Formulation Gamma Function Computer Algorithm Transcendental Function
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