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February 2014 The Two-Piece Normal, Binormal, or Double Gaussian Distribution: Its Origin and Rediscoveries
Kenneth F. Wallis
Statist. Sci. 29(1): 106-112 (February 2014). DOI: 10.1214/13-STS417

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This paper traces the history of the two-piece normal distribution from its origin in the posthumous Kollektivmasslehre (1897) of Gustav Theodor Fechner to its rediscoveries and generalisations. The denial of Fechner’s originality by Karl Pearson, reiterated a century later by Oscar Sheynin, is shown to be without foundation.

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Kenneth F. Wallis. "The Two-Piece Normal, Binormal, or Double Gaussian Distribution: Its Origin and Rediscoveries." Statist. Sci. 29 (1) 106 - 112, February 2014. https://doi.org/10.1214/13-STS417

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Published: February 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 9 May 2014

zbMATH: 1332.60009
MathSciNet: MR3201857
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/13-STS417

Rights: Copyright © 2014 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

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