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February 1998 Statistics in U.S. universities in 1933 and the establishment of the Statistical Laboratory at Iowa State
Herbert A. David
Statist. Sci. 13(1): 66-74 (February 1998). DOI: 10.1214/ss/1028905974

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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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Herbert A. David. "Statistics in U.S. universities in 1933 and the establishment of the Statistical Laboratory at Iowa State." Statist. Sci. 13 (1) 66 - 74, February 1998. https://doi.org/10.1214/ss/1028905974

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Published: February 1998
First available in Project Euclid: 9 August 2002

zbMATH: 0964.01026
MathSciNet: MR1629722
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/ss/1028905974

Rights: Copyright © 1998 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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