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THE RISE OF STATISTICAL THINKING

@inproceedings{Porter2013THERO,
  title={THE RISE OF STATISTICAL THINKING},
  author={Theodore M. Porter},
  year={2013}
}
When faced with remarkable examples such as this it is natural to wonder how special they are. Through the centuries mathematicians tried to find other examples of amicable pairs, and they did indeed succeed. But is there a formula? Are there infinitely many? In the first millennium of the common era, Thâbit ibn Qurra came close with a formula for a subfamily of amicable pairs, but it is far from clear that his formula gives infinitely many examples and probably it does not. A special case of… 

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