By Anders Hald
This publication deals a close historical past of parametric statistical inference. masking the interval among James Bernoulli and R.A. Fisher, it examines: binomial statistical inference; statistical inference by way of inverse likelihood; the primary restrict theorem and linear minimal variance estimation via Laplace and Gauss; mistakes concept, skew distributions, correlation, sampling distributions; and the Fisherian Revolution. full of life biographical sketches of a few of the major characters are featured all through, together with Laplace, Gauss, Edgeworth, Fisher, and Karl Pearson. additionally tested are the jobs performed by way of DeMoivre, James Bernoulli, and Lagrange.
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