Accession Number : AD0692935

Title :   THE INTERFACE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND STATISTICS.

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ASTRONAUTICS CO HUNTINGTON BEACH CALIF WESTERN DIV

Personal Author(s) : Goodman,A. F.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Computer science and statistics have each been separately documented by many books as well as numerous papers. However, the interface of computer science and statistics, the area of their interaction, has been documented only in part. The paper begins characterization of the entire interface by providing a structure and an historical background for it. A structure for the interface is introduced initially, followed by an historical background for the interface presented in two parts. First to be summarized is the evolution of the interface from an interweaving of the mechanical prerequisites to the computer and mathematical prerequisites to computer science and of the foundations for probability and statistics. Development of statistics prior to 1900 then is reviewed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), DATA PROCESSING, STATISTICAL DATA, ALGORITHMS, ITERATIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PROBABILITY, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, INTERFACES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE