The History of Robust Estimation at the Turn of the 19 and 20 Century

  • H. Striteska
  • Published 2006


This article reviews some of the history of robust estimation in the end of the 19 century and the beginning of the 20 century. Special attention is given to mixtures of normal densities, linear functions of order statistics and M-estimators. Introduction In the 18 century the word “robust” was used to refer for someone who was strong, but crude and vulgar… (More)


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