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August, 1986 Laplace's 1774 Memoir on Inverse Probability
Stephen M. Stigler
Statist. Sci. 1(3): 359-363 (August, 1986). DOI: 10.1214/ss/1177013620

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Laplace's first major article on mathematical statistics was published in 1774. It is arguably the most influential article in this field to appear before 1800, being the first widely read presentation of inverse probability and its application to both binomial and location parameter estimation. After a brief introduction, and English translation of this epochal memoir is given.

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Stephen M. Stigler. "Laplace's 1774 Memoir on Inverse Probability." Statist. Sci. 1 (3) 359 - 363, August, 1986. https://doi.org/10.1214/ss/1177013620

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Published: August, 1986
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

zbMATH: 0955.01503
MathSciNet: MR858515
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/ss/1177013620

Rights: Copyright © 1986 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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