Reminiscences of a Statistician: The Company I Kept / Edition 1

Reminiscences of a Statistician: The Company I Kept / Edition 1

by Erich L. Lehmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387715967

ISBN-13: 9780387715964

Pub. Date: 10/28/2007

Publisher: Springer New York

This relatively nontechnical book is the first account of the history of statistics from the Fisher revolution to the computer revolution. It sketches the careers, and highlights some of the work, of 65 people, most of them statisticians. What gives the book its special character is its emphasis on the author's interaction with these people and the inclusion of

Overview

This relatively nontechnical book is the first account of the history of statistics from the Fisher revolution to the computer revolution. It sketches the careers, and highlights some of the work, of 65 people, most of them statisticians. What gives the book its special character is its emphasis on the author's interaction with these people and the inclusion of many personal anecdotes. Combined, these portraits provide an amazing fly-on-the-wall view of statistics during the period in question. The stress is on ideas and technical material is held to a minimum. Thus the book is accessible to anyone with at least an elementary background in statistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387715964
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Mathematical Preparation.- Becoming a Statistician.- Early Collaborators.- Mathematical Statistics at Other Universities.- The Annals.- The Berkeley Statistics Department I: Establishment and First Generation.- The Berkeley Statistics Department II: The Second Generation.- The Stanford Statistics Department.- Nonparametrics and Robustness.- Foundations I: The Frequentist Approach.- Foundations II: Bayesianism and Data Analysis.- Statistics Comes of Age.- New Tasks and Relationships.- England.- Contacts Abroad.

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