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Gorroochurn Prakash, 2016, Classic Topics on the History of Modern Mathematical Statistics: From Laplace to More Recent Times, Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 754 p.

Daniel Courgeau  By the same author

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This history of modern mathematical statistics retraces their development from the “Laplacean revolution,” as the author so rightly calls it (though the beginnings are to be found in Bayes’ 1763 essay1), through the mid-twentieth century and Fisher’s major contribution. Up to the nineteenth century the book covers the same ground as (…)

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