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List of publications in statistics
This is a list of important publications in statistics, organized by field.
Some reasons why a particular publication might be regarded as important:
- Topic creator - A publication that created a new topic
- Breakthrough - A publication that changed scientific knowledge significantly
- Introduction - A publication that is a good introduction or survey of a topic
- Impact - A publication which had a major impact on the world or on the research
- Latest and greatest - The current most advanced result in a topic
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Probability
- Author: Abraham de Moivre
- Publication data: 1738 (2nd ed.)
- Online version: ?
- Description: The book introduced the concept of normal distributions as approximations to binomial distributions. In effect, de Moivre proved a weak version of the central limit theorem. Sometimes his result is called the theorem of de Moivre-Laplace.
- Importance: Topic creator, Breakthrough, Impact
Bayesian statistics
An Essay Toward Solving a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances
- Author: Thomas Bayes
- Publication data: 1764
- Online version: [1] (PostScript file); [2] (PDF file)
- Description: In this paper Bayes addresses the problem of using a sequence of identical "trials" to determine the per-trial probability of "success" — the so-called inverse probability problem. It later inspired the theorem that bears his name (Bayes' theorem). See also Pierre Simon de Laplace.
- Importance: Topic creator, Breakthrough, Impact
Applied statistics
Analysis of variance
Extreme value theory
Regression analysis
Machine learning
Multivariate statistics
Statistical phenomena
Last updated: 12-31-2004 12:19:04