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May 1998 The method of Gauss in 1799
Aivars Celmiņš
Statist. Sci. 13(2): 123-135 (May 1998). DOI: 10.1214/ss/1028905931

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It has been suggested that Gauss used the method of least squares on a data set published in 1799. The data set and its adjustment are reexamined, and it is concluded that the result of Gauss cannot be obtained by the least-squares method nor by any other approach mentioned by Gauss.

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Aivars Celmiņš. "The method of Gauss in 1799." Statist. Sci. 13 (2) 123 - 135, May 1998. https://doi.org/10.1214/ss/1028905931

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

zbMATH: 0964.01023
MathSciNet: MR1647503
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/ss/1028905931

Rights: Copyright © 1998 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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