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Statisticians of the centuries

Author: C C Heyde; E Seneta
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written by leading statisticians and probabilists, this volume consists of 104 biographical articles on eminent contributors to statistical and probabilistic ideas born prior to the 20th Century.

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C C Heyde; E Seneta
ISBN: 0387953299 9780387953298 0387952837 9780387952833
OCLC Number: 46791088
Description: xii, 500 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Alphabetical Listing of Statisticians --
16th Century --
Probability Prior to Pascal / David Bellhuse --
17th Century --
Pierre de Fermat / E. Seneta --
John Graunt / C.C. Heyde --
Blaise Pascal / A.W.F. Edwards --
Christiaan Huygens / Ivo Schneider --
Caspar Neumann / Peter Koch --
Jackob Bernoulli / Ivo Schneider --
John Arbuthnot / David Bellhouse --
18th Century --
Abraham De Moivre / Ivo Schneider --
Pierre Remond de Montmort / E. Seneta --
Nicolaus Bernoulli / Sandor Csorgo --
Daniel Bernoulli / J. Gani --
Thomas Bayes / D.V. Lindley --
Johann Peter Sussmilch / Jean-Marc Rohrbasser --
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon / Yves Ducel and Thierry Martin --
Rogerius Josephous Boscovich / R.W. Farebrother --
D'Alembert / P. Crepel --
Marquis de Condorcet / P. Crepel --
19th Century --
Pierre-Simon Marquis de Laplace / Hans Fishcher --
Adrien-Marie Legendre / R.W. Farebrother --
William Playfair / Ian Spence and Howard Wainer --
Thomas Robert Malthus / I. Castles --
Sir Frederick Morton Eden / Mervyn Stone --
Carl Friedrich Gauss / O.B. Sheynin --
Simeon-Denis Poisson / Bernard Bru --
Adolphe Quetelet / Jean-Jacques Droesbeke and Francois Jongmans --
Irenee-Jules Bienayme / E. Seneta --
Stefano Franscini / Carlo Malaguerra --
Gustav Theodor Fechner / Michael Heidelberger --
Anton Meyer / M.F. Jozeau --
Antoine Augustin Cournot / Th. Martin --
Augustus De Morgan / Adrian Rice --
William Farr / Michel Dupaquier --
George Boole / Peter Heath and Eugene Seneta --
Florence Nightingale / M. Stone --
Pafnutii Lvovich Chebyshev (or Tchebichef) / E. Seneta --
Francis Galton / R.W. Farebrother --
Joseph Bertrand / Bernard Bru and Francois Jongmans --
Johann Gregor Mendel / Oscar Sheynin --
John Venn / I. Grattan-Guinness --
Simon Newcomb / Peter Guttorp --
William Stanley Jevons / I. Castles --
Wilhelm Lexis / Sebastien Hertz --
Anders Nicolai Kiaer / Ib Thomsen --
Thorvald Nicolai Thiele / Ragnar Norberg --
Francis Amasa Walker / Margo J. Anderson --
Georg von Mayr / Sebastien Hertz --
Pyotr Dimitrievich En'ko / J. Gani --
Francis Ysidro Edgeworth / A.I. Dale --
Vilferdo Federigo Samaso Pareto / Marc Barbut --
20th Century --
Fedor Andreevich Shcherbina / E. Seneta --
Andrei Andreevich Markov / E. Seneta --
Karl Pearson / Eileen Magnello --
George Handley Knibbs / C.C. Heyde --
Walter Frank Raphael Weldon / Eileen Magnello --
Walter Francis Willcox / Margo J. Anderson --
Irving Fisher / A. Vogt --
Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz / S. Hertz --
Arthur Lyon Bowley / A.I. Dale --
Louis Bachelier / L. Carraro and P. Crepel --
Emile Borel / Bernard Bru --
George Udny Yule / A.W.F. Edwards --
Karoly Jordan / Janos Galambos --
Marian Smoluchowski / E. Seneta --
Aleksander Aleksandrovich Chuprov (or Tschuprow) / E. Seneta --
Ernest Filip Oskar Lundberg / K. Englud and A. Martin-Lof --
William Sealy Gosset / Stephen E. Fienberg and Nicole Lazar --
Jarl Waldemar Lindeberg / G. Elfving --
Anderson Gray McKendrick / J. Gani --
Agner Krarup Erlang / C.C. Heyde --
Maurice Frechet / B. Bru and S. Hertz --
Harold Edwin Hurst / Benoit B. Mandelbrot --
Sergei Natanovich Bernstein / E. Seneta --
Evgenii Evgenievich Slutsky (or Slutskii) / E. Seneta --
George Waddel Snedecor / Alicia L. Carriquiry and Herbert A. David --
Richard von Mises / R. Siegmund-Schultze --
John Maynard Keynes / Rod O'Donnell --
Carrado Gini / Giovanni Maria Giorgi --
Wilhelm Winkler / Alexander Pinwinkler --
Egon Sharpe Pearson / David J. Bartholomew --
Oskar Anderson / Heinrich Strecker and Rosemarie Strecker --
Georges Darmois / Bernard Bru --
Stuart Arthur Rice / Margo J. Anderson --
Ronald Aylmer Fisher / S.L. Zabell --
Walter Andrew Shewhart / Denis Bayart --
Harold Jeffreys / D.V. Lindley --
Emil Julius Gumbel / Sebastien Hertz --
Carlo Emilo Bonferroni / M.E. Dewey and E. Seneta --
Octav Onicescu / Marius Iosifescu --
Frank Wilcoxon / Ralph A. Bradley --
Mikhailo Pylypovych Kravchuk (or Krawtchouk) / E. Seneta --
Felix Pollaczek / J.W. Cohen --
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis / J.K. Ghosh --
Harald Cramer / M.R. Leadbetter --
Jerzy Neyman / Stephen E. Fienberg and Judith M. Tanur --
Ragnar Frisch / O. Bjerkholt --
Harold Hotelling / Ingram Olkin and Allan R. Sampson --
Robert Charles Geary / J.E. Spencer --
Austin Bradford Hill / Peter Armitage --
Edwin James George Pitman / Evan J. Williams --
Joseph Oscar Irwin / Peter Armitage --
Gertrude Mary Cox / R.L. Anderson --
William John Youden / Harry H. Ku and Joan R. Rosenblatt --
W. Edwards Deming / Stephen E. Fienberg and Stephen M. Stigler.
Responsibility: C.C. Heyde, E. Seneta, editors ; P. Crépel, S.E. Fienberg, J. Gani, associate editors.
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