Accession Number:

AD0757026

Title:

Simon Newcomb, Percy Daniell, and the History of Robust Estimation, 1385-1920

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The paper surveys the history of robust estimation from Laplace to Daniell, including the work of Newcomb, Edgeworth, Galton, and Sheppard. Particular attention is given to work which is relevant to modern lines of thought.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE