A history of inverse probability: from Thomas Bayes to Karl Pearson

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Springer-Verlag, 1991 - Mathematics - 495 pages
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This is a history of the use of Bayes' theorem -- from its discovery by Thomas Bayes to the rise of the statistical competitors in the first part of the twentieth century. The book focuses particularly on the development of one of the fundamental aspects of Bayesian statistics, and in this new edition readers will find new sections on contributors to the theory. In addition, this edition includes amplified discussion of relevant work.

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a biographical sketch
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