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The History of Statistics: The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900
Introduction PART 1: The Development of Mathematical Statistics in Astronomy and Geodesy before 1827 1. Expand
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Francis Galton's Account of the Invention of Correlation
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 1890Expand
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Do Robust Estimators Work with Real Data
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 sampleExpand
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The Asymptotic Distribution of the Trimmed Mean
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Fisher and the 5% Level
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
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Optimal Experimental Design for Polynomial Regression
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 andExpand
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Gauss and the Invention of Least Squares
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, isExpand
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Regression towards the mean, historically considered
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  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Statistical methods in medical research
  • 1 April 1997
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, FrancisExpand
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