R. A. Fisher (1890—1962): An Appreciation

@article{Neyman1967RAF,
  title={R. A. Fisher (1890—1962): An Appreciation},
  author={Jerzy Neyman},
  journal={Science},
  year={1967},
  volume={156},
  pages={1456 - 1460}
}
  • J. Neyman
  • Published 16 June 1967
  • History
  • Science
typifying Cambridge, the wonderful melting pot of ideas, where astronomers rub shoulders with historians, neurophysiologists with lawyers, and mathematicians with geneticists, statisticians, and others. The appraisal of Fisher's scholarly activity should, then, be made from at least three points of view, the point of view of statistics, that of mathematics, and that of empirical science. As a statistician, R. A. Fisher appears to me to be a direct descendant of Karl Pearson, with side… 
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