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Annotated Readings in the History of Statistics

  • H. A. David
  • A. W. F. Edwards

Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards
    Pages 7-17
  3. H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards
    Pages 19-23
  4. P. R. de Montmort
    Pages 25-29
  5. A. de Moivre
    Pages 32-36
  6. H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards
    Pages 37-40
  7. H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards
    Pages 51-55
  8. H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards
    Pages 65-67
  9. H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards
    Pages 77-79
  10. H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards
    Pages 103-107
  11. H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards
    Pages 115-128
  12. H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards
    Pages 129-136
  13. H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards
    Pages 137-143
  14. H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards
    Pages 145-150
  15. L. von Bortkiewicz
    Pages 151-153
  16. R. von Mises
    Pages 155-160
  17. H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards
    Pages 161-166
  18. H. A. David, A. W. F. Edwards
    Pages 187-201
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 247-254

About this book

Introduction

Interest in the his tory of statistics has grown substantially in recent years and the subject is now covered by a number of excellent books. S. M. Stigler's The History of Statistics (19S6) gives an overview up to 1900 while Anders Hald's two encyclopedic volumes A History of Probability and Statistics before 1750 and A History of Mathematical Statistics f'T'Om 1750 to 1930, published in 1990 and 1995, provide detailed mathematical discussion of the major contributions up to 1930. Hald's books have re­ moved Isaac Todhunter's A History of Probability from the pedestal which it occupied for a century and a quarter and rendered Karl Pearson's Lec­ ture Notes of mainly historical interest themselves. Journal papers have appeared on specific topics, especially in the series "Studies in the History of Probability and Statistics" in Biometrika and in the long sequence of papers in Archive for the History of the Exact Sciences by O. Sheynin. The two volumes of reprinted papers, mostly from Biometrika, issued in 1970 and 1977 have proved particularly valuable. More recently, many important papers published since 1900 have been reprinted with commentaries in the three-volume Breakth'T'Oughs in Statistics (1992-1997). Stigler's Statistics on the Table (1999) provides illuminating vignettes. In addition, specialized books have appeared on particular topics, such as A. I. Dale's A History of Inverse P'T'Obability (1991, 1999) and R. W. Fare­ brother's Fitting Linear Relationships (199S). The pioneering book on the early period, F. N.

Keywords

History of Mathematics History of Statistics Likelihood best fit correlation statistical inference statistics

Authors and affiliations

  • H. A. David
    • 1
  • A. W. F. Edwards
    • 2
  1. 1.Statistical Laboratory and Department of StatisticsIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Gonville and Caius CollegeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-3500-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3174-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3500-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7397
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