Laplace's 1774 Memoir on Inverse Probability

  title={Laplace's 1774 Memoir on Inverse Probability},
  author={Stephen M. Stigler},
  journal={Statistical Science},
  • S. Stigler
  • Published 1 August 1986
  • Mathematics
  • Statistical Science
Laplace's first major article on mathematical statistics was published in 1774. It is arguably the most influential article in this field to appear before 1800, being the first widely read presentation of inverse probability and its application to both binomial and location parameter estimation. After a brief introduction, an English translation of this epochal memoir is given. 
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