Statistical Science

Some Statistical Applications of Poisson's Work

I. J. Good

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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.

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Source
Statist. Sci. Volume 1, Number 2 (1986), 157-170.

Dates
First available: 19 April 2007

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http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1177013690

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doi:10.1214/ss/1177013690

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MR846002

Citation

Good, I. J. Some Statistical Applications of Poisson's Work. Statistical Science 1 (1986), no. 2, 157--170. doi:10.1214/ss/1177013690. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ss/1177013690.


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See also

  • See Comment: Persi Diaconis, Eduardo Engel. [Some Statistical Applications of Poisson's Work]: Comment. Statist. Sci., Volume 1, Number 2 (1986), 171--174.
  • See Comment: Herbert Solomon. [Some Statistical Applications of Poisson's Work]: Comment. Statist. Sci., Volume 1, Number 2 (1986), 174--176.
  • See Comment: C. C. Heyde. [Some Statistical Applications of Poisson's Work]: Comment. Statist. Sci., Volume 1, Number 2 (1986), 176--177.
  • See Comment: Nozer D. Singpurwalla. [Some Statistical Applications of Poisson's Work]: Comment. Statist. Sci., Volume 1, Number 2 (1986), 177--178.
  • See Comment: I. J. Good. [Some Statistical Applications of Poisson's Work]: Rejoinder. Statist. Sci., Volume 1, Number 2 (1986), 179--180.