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Some Statistical Applications of Poisson's Work

I. J. Good
Statistical Science
Vol. 1, No. 2 (May, 1986), pp. 157-170
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2245435
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Some Statistical Applications of Poisson's Work
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Abstract

Statistical applications and repercussions of Poisson's work are reviewed in historical perspective with special reference to (i) the distinction he made between two kinds of probability; (ii) the law of large numbers; (iii) the Poisson distribution; (iv) the difference between two proportions; (v) legalistic statistics; (vi) Poisson's summation formula; (vii) the Cauchy distribution; and (viii) the Poisson bracket.

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