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Theory of Probability and Statistics as Exemplified in Short Dictums

  title={Theory of Probability and Statistics as Exemplified in Short Dictums},
  author={O. Sheynin},
I am presenting a first-ever scientific collection of short sayings on probability and statistics expressed by most various men of science, many classics included, from antiquity to Kepler to our time. Quite understandably, the reader will find here no mathematical formulas and in some instances he will miss a worthy subject. Markov chains provide a good example: their inventor had not said anything about them suitable for my goal. Nevertheless, the scope of the collected dictums is amazingly… Expand
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