Francis Galton's invention of correlation dates from late in the year 1888, and it arose when he recognized a common thread in three different scientific problems he was studying. Galton's own 1890… Expand

employed in the study, with the current values of these physical constants being compared with the estimators' realized values. We find that light trimming provides some improvement over the sample… Expand

R. A. Fisher played a major role in the canonization of the 5% level as a criterion for statistical significance, although broader social factors were involved.Expand

Abstract The problem of choosing the optimal design to estimate a regression function which can be well-approximated by a polynomial is considered, and two new optimality criteria are presented and… Expand

The most famous priority dispute in the history of statistics is that between Gauss and Legendre, over the discovery of the method of least squares. New evidence, both documentary and statistical, is… Expand

The simple yet subtle concept of regression towards the mean is reviewed historically. Verbal, geometric, and mathematical expressions of the concept date to the discoverer of the concept, Francis… Expand