Statistical Science

Statistics in U.S. universities in 1933 and the establishment of the Statistical Laboratory at Iowa State

Herbert A. David

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Abstract

The Iowa State Statistical Laboratory was established in 1933, with George W. Snedecor as director. The forces leading to this early creation of a formal unit are described, including the roles played by Henry A. Wallace and R. A. Fisher. Preceding this account, the state of statistics in 1933 is outlined, with special emphasis on U.S. universities. The lives and contributions of several leading personalities are sketched.

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Statist. Sci. Volume 13, Number 1 (1998), 66-74.

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First available: 9 August 2002

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http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1028905974

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doi:10.1214/ss/1028905974

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MR1629722

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0964.01026

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David, Herbert A. Statistics in U.S. universities in 1933 and the establishment of the Statistical Laboratory at Iowa State. Statistical Science 13 (1998), no. 1, 66--74. doi:10.1214/ss/1028905974. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1028905974.


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