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Good, IJ (1986)

Some statistical applications of Poisson’s work

Statistical Science 1(2), pp. 157-170.

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Abstract: Statistical applications and repercussions of Poisson's work are reviewed in historical perspective with special reference to (i) the distinction he made between two kinds of probability; (ii) the law of large numbers; (iii) the Poisson distribution; (iv) the difference between two proportions; (v) legalistic statistics; (vi) Poisson's summation formula; (vii) the Cauchy distribution; and (viii) the Poisson bracket.

@article{, ISSN = {08834237}, URL = {}, author = {I. J. Good}, journal = {Statistical Science}, number = {2}, pages = {157--170}, publisher = {Institute of Mathematical Statistics}, title = {Some Statistical Applications of Poisson's Work}, volume = {1}, year = {1986} }

Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): General Interest, Statistics