© 1985

A Celebration of Statistics

The ISI Centenary Volume A Volume to Celebrate the Founding of the International Statistical Institute in 1885

  • Anthony C. Atkinson
  • Stephen E. Fienberg
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hirotugu Akaike
    Pages 1-24
  3. G. A. Barnard, R. L. Plackett
    Pages 31-55
  4. Ole E. Barndorff-Nielsen, Preben Blæsild, Jens Ledet Jensen, Michael Sørensen
    Pages 57-87
  5. Petter Jakob Bjerve
    Pages 89-108
  6. N. E. Breslow
    Pages 109-143
  7. Morris H. DeGroot, Juan E. Mezzich
    Pages 145-165
  8. K. Dietz, D. Schenzle
    Pages 167-204
  9. William F. Eddy, James E. Gentle
    Pages 233-249
  10. Stephen E. Fienberg, Burton Singer, Judith M. Tanur
    Pages 287-326
  11. Morris H. Hansen, Tore Dalenius, Benjamin J. Tepping
    Pages 327-354
  12. Christopher Field
    Pages 369-375
  13. Miloš Macura, John Cleland
    Pages 409-436

About these proceedings


The International Statistical Institute was founded in 1885 and is therefore one of the world's oldest international scientific societies. The field of statistics is still expanding rapidly and possesses a rich variety of applications in many areas of human activity such as science, government, business, industry, and everyday affairs. In consequence, the celebration of the Institute's centenary in 1985 is of considerable interest not only to statisticians but also more widely to the international scientific community. As part of its centennial celebration planning the Institute decided to publish a volume of papers representing the immensely wide range of interests encompassed by statistics in its international context, viewed both from a historical and from a contemporary standpoint. We were fortunate in securing the services of Anthony Atkinson and Stephen Fienberg as Editors of this volume: they have worked hard over a period of several years to put together a most fascinating collection of papers. On behalf of the Institute it is my pleasant duty to thank them and the authors for their contributions. J. DURBIN, President International Statistical Institute Preface The papers in this volume were prepared to help celebrate the centenary of the International Statistical Institute. During the lSI's first 100 years statistics has matured, both as a scientific discipline and as a profession, in ways that the lSI's founders could not possibly have imagined.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony C. Atkinson
    • 1
  • Stephen E. Fienberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Imperial College of Science and TechnologyLondonEngland
  2. 2.Carnegie-Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A Celebration of Statistics
  • Book Subtitle The ISI Centenary Volume A Volume to Celebrate the Founding of the International Statistical Institute in 1885
  • Editors Anthony C. Atkinson
    Stephen E. Fienberg
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-96111-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-8562-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-8560-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 606
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applications of Mathematics
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