Accession Number : AD0756627

Title :   Laplace, Fisher, and the Discovery of the Concept of Sufficiency.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Stigler,Stephen M.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The paper discusses the history of the discovery of the concept of sufficiency by R.A. Fisher, in some related earlier work by Laplace. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, HISTORY), SAMPLING, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, LEAST SQUARES METHOD

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE