Simon Newcomb, Percy Daniell, and the History of Robust Estimation, 1385-1920
WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON DEPT OF STATISTICS
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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.
- Statistics and Probability