The Rise of Statistical Thinking 1820-1900

Emphasizing the debt of science to nonspecialist intellectuals, Theodore Porter describes in detail the nineteenth-century background that produced the burst of modern statistical innovation of the early 1900s. Statistics arose as a study of society--the science of the statist--and the pioneering statistical physicists and biologists, Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Galton, each introduced statistical models by pointing to analogies between his discipline and social science.

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Book Title: The Rise of Statistical Thinking 1820-1900

Book Author: Theodore M. Porter

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ISBN: 069102409X