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TitleStatisticians of the Centuries [electronic resource] / edited by C. C. Heyde, E. Seneta, P. Crรฉpel, S. E. Fienberg, J. Gani
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2001
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Descript XII, 500 p. online resource


Statisticians of the Centuries aims to demonstrate the achievements of statistics to a broad audience, and to commemorate the work of celebrated statisticians. This is done through short biographies that put the statistical work in its historical and sociological context, emphasizing contributions to science and society in the broadest terms rather than narrow technical achievement. The discipline is treated from its earliest times and only individuals born prior to the 20th Century are included. The volume arose through the initiative of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), the principal representative association for international statistics (founded in 1885). Extensive consultations within the statistical community, and with prominent members of ISI in particular, led to the names of the 104 individuals who are included in the volume. The biographies were contributed by 73 authors from across the world. The editors are the well-known statisticians Chris Heyde and Eugene Seneta. Chris Heyde is Professor of Statistics at both Columbia University in New York and the Australian National University in Canberra. He is also Director of the Center for Applied Probability at Columbia. He has twice served as Vice President of the ISI, and also as President of the ISI's Bernoulli Society. Eugene Seneta is Professor of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Sydney and a Member of the ISI. His historical writings focus on 19th Century France and the Russian Empire. He has taught courses on the history of probability-based statistics in U.S. universities. Both editors are Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science and have, at various times, been awarded the Pitman Medal of the Statistical Society of Australia for their distinguished research contributions


16th Century -- Probability Prior to Pascal -- 17th Century -- Pierre de Fermat -- John Graunt -- Blaise Pascal -- Christi5n Huygens -- Caspar Neumann -- Jakob Bernoulli -- John Arbuthnot -- 18th Century -- Abraham de Moivre -- Pierre Rรฉmond de Montmort -- Nicolaus Bernoulli -- Daniel Bernoulli -- Thomas Bayes -- Johann Peter Sรผssmilch -- Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon -- Rogerius Josephus Boscovich -- Dโ{128}{153}alembert -- Marquis de Condorcet -- 19th Century -- Pierre-Simon Marquis de Laplace -- Adrien-Marie Legendre -- William Playfair -- Thomas Robert Malthus -- Sir Frederick Morton Eden -- Carl Friedrich Gauss -- Simรฉon-Denis Poisson -- Adolphe Quetelet -- Irenรฉe-Jules Bienaymรฉ -- Stefano Franscini -- Gustav Theodor Fechner -- Anton Meyer -- Antoine Augustin Cournot -- Augustus De Morgan -- William Farr -- George Boole -- Florence Nightingale -- Pafnutii Lvovich Chebyshev (or Tchรฉbichef) -- Francis Galton -- Joseph Bertrand -- Johann Gregor Mendel -- John Venn -- Simon Newcomb -- William Stanley Jevons -- Wilhelm Lexis -- Anders Nicolai Kiaer -- Thorvald Nicolai Thiele -- Francis Amasa Walker -- Georg von Mayr -- Pyotr Dimitrievich Enโ{128}{153}ko -- Francis Ysidro Edgeworth -- Vilfredo Federigo Samaso Pareto -- 20th Century -- Fedor Andreevich Shcherbina -- Andrei Andreevich Markov -- Karl Pearson -- George Handley Knibbs -- Walter Frank Raphael Weldon -- Walter Francis Willcox -- Irving Fisher -- Ladislaus von Bortkiewicz -- Arthur Lyon Bowley -- Louis Bacheller -- ร{137}mile Borel -- George Udny Yule -- Kรกroly Jordan -- Marian Smoluchowski -- Aleksander Aleksandrovich Chuprov (Or Tschuprow) -- Ernest Filip Oskar Lundberg -- William Sealy Gosset -- Jarl Waldemar Lindeberg -- Anderson Gray McKendrick -- Agner Krarup Erlang -- Maurice Frรฉchet -- Harold Edwin Hurst -- Sergei Natanovich Bernstein -- Evgenii Evgenievich Slutsky (or Slutskii) -- George Waddel Snedecor -- Richard von Mises -- John Maynard Keynes -- Corrado Gini -- Wilhelm Winkler -- Egon Sharpe Pearson -- Oskar Anderson -- Georges Darmois -- Stuart Arthur Rice -- Ronald Aylmer Fisher -- Walter Andrew Shewhart -- Harold Jeffreys -- Emil Julius Gumbel -- Carlo Emilio Bonferroni -- Octav Onicescu -- Frank Wilcoxon -- Mikhailo Pylypovych Kravchuk (or Krawtchouk) -- Fรฉlix Pollaczek -- Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis -- Harald Cramรคr -- Jerzy Neyman -- Ragnar Frisch -- Harold Hotelling -- Robert Charles Geary -- Austin Bradford Hill -- Edwin James George Pitman -- Joseph Oscar Irwin -- Gertrude Mary Cox -- William John Youden -- W. Edwards Deming

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