Fitting Linear Relationships: A History of the Calculus of Observations 1750-1900

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This book describes the development between 1750 and 1900 of what we would now regard as a class of statistical fitting procedures. In their early stages, these procedures had very little statistical content, and we therefore refer to the subject area by its historical name of the calculus of observations. The book contains detailed algebraic descriptions of the fitting of linear relationships by the method of least squares and the closely related least absolute deviations and minimax absolute deviations procedures. These ...

Fitting Linear Relationships: A History of the Calculus of Observations 1750-1900 2012, Springer

ISBN-13: 9781461268123

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Fitting Linear Relationships: A History of the Calculus of Observations 1750-1900 1998, Springer, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780387985985

1999 edition

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