Accession Number:

ADA070023

Title:

Some Memorable Incidents in Probabilistic/Statistical Studies,

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Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY STATISTICAL LAB

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Report Date:

1979-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This paper has been prepared for delivery as an opening address at a Symposium at Chapel Hill, N.C., intended to honor Professor Wassily Hoeffding. The contents of the paper are summarized in the titles of its five chapters marked with Roman numerals II to VI, as follows II. The Cramer-Hoeffding reseach incident the importance the theory of large deviations initiated by Cramer for the asymptotic theory of statistical tests. III. Two different strategies in mathematical statistics. IV. The Yule-Polya research incident mechanism of a natural phenomenon, and non-identifiability. V. Some modern recurrences of the Yule-Polya problem. VI. Effort at an optimal competitor to the K. P.s chi square test. Possibly, the most important unresolved problem is that of the residual non-identifiability of the serial sacrifice experimental design, discussed in Chapter V. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE