By Hirotugu Akaike (auth.), Anthony C. Atkinson, Stephen E. Fienberg (eds.)
The foreign Statistical Institute used to be based in 1885 and is hence one of many world's oldest foreign clinical societies. the sphere of facts continues to be increasing speedily and possesses a wealthy number of purposes in lots of parts of human task corresponding to technological know-how, govt, company, undefined, and daily affairs. as a result, the party of the Institute's centenary in 1985 is of substantial curiosity not just to statisticians but additionally extra extensively to the overseas clinical group. As a part of its centennial occasion making plans the Institute determined to post a quantity of papers representing the immensely wide selection of pursuits encompassed via data in its foreign context, seen either from a ancient and from a modern point of view. We have been lucky in securing the companies of Anthony Atkinson and Stephen Fienberg as Editors of this quantity: they've got labored not easy over a interval of a number of years to place jointly a so much attention-grabbing choice of papers. On behalf of the Institute it really is my friendly responsibility to thank them and the authors for his or her contributions. J. DURBIN, President foreign Statistical Institute Preface The papers during this quantity have been ready to aid rejoice the centenary of the foreign Statistical Institute. through the lSI's first a hundred years facts has matured, either as a systematic self-discipline and as a occupation, in ways in which the lSI's founders couldn't most likely have imagined.
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A Celebration of Statistics: The ISI Centenary Volume A Volume to Celebrate the Founding of the International Statistical Institute in 1885 by Hirotugu Akaike (auth.), Anthony C. Atkinson, Stephen E. Fienberg (eds.)