Statistics on the Table. The History of Stastistical Concepts and Methods.pdf

Statistics on the Table. The History of Stastistical Concepts and Methods

This lively collection of essays examines in witty detail the history of some of the concepts involved in bringing statistical argument to the table, and some of the pitfalls that have been encountered. The topics range from seventeenth-century medicine and the circulation of blond, to the cause of the Great Depression and the effect of the California gold discoveries of 1848 upon price levels, to the determinations of the shape of the Earth and the speed of light, to the meter of Virgils poetry and the prediction of the Second Coming of Christ.

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AUTEUR Stephen-M Stigler
FICHIER Statistics on the Table. The History of Stastistical Concepts and Methods.pdf
DATE 04/03/2020

Stephen Mack Stigler (born August 10, 1941) is Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor at the Department of Statistics of the University of Chicago. He has authored several books on the history of statistics.. Stigler is also known for Stigler's law of eponymy which states that no scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer (whose first formulation he credits to

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