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The paper describes the proper interpretation of the fiducial argument, as given by Fisher in (only) his first papers on the subject. It argues that far from being a quaint, little, isolated idea, this was the first attempt to build a bridge between aleatory probabilities (the only ones used by Neyman) and epistemic probabilities (the only ones used by(More)
Three new unsymmetrical anthracenyl-pentacene derivatives have been synthesized, characterized using X-ray crystallography, and used as semiconductors in OTFTs. For one derivative, ambipolar charge carrier transport was observed with a hole mobility of 0.2 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) and an electron mobility of 0.03 cm(2) V(-1) s(-1).
We report here on the selective synthesis of fullerene pentakisadducts 3 with an incomplete octahedral addition pattern by means of mixed [5:1]hexakisadducts 1 that involve an isoxazoline moiety as a protection group. The isoxazoline addend can be cleanly cleaved by irradiation with light. By using this protection-deprotection strategy, a variety of(More)
The background of the paper is the empirical fact that the fundamental assumption of independence in statistics is generally false and has to be replaced by long-range dependence. Since this is far from generally known, some evidence of it is reviewed. It can easily be seen that long-range dependence has disastrous eeects on the naive statistical treatment(More)
A smoothing principle for M-estimators is proposed. The smoothing depends on the sample size so that the resulting smoothed M-estimator coincides with the initial M-estimator when n → ∞. The smoothing principle is motivated by an analysis of the requirements in the proof of the Cramér-Rao bound. The principle can be applied to every M-estimator. A(More)
The paper contains some general remarks on the high art of data analysis, some philosophical thoughts about classification, a partial review of outliers and robustness from the point of view of applications, including a discussion of the problem of model choice, and a review of several aspects of robust estimation of covariance matrices, including the(More)