A Celebration of Statistics: The ISI Centenary Volume A by Hirotugu Akaike (auth.), Anthony C. Atkinson, Stephen E.

By Hirotugu Akaike (auth.), Anthony C. Atkinson, Stephen E. Fienberg (eds.)

The overseas Statistical Institute used to be based in 1885 and is for that reason one of many world's oldest overseas medical societies. the sector of facts remains to be increasing speedily and possesses a wealthy number of functions in lots of parts of human task similar to technology, executive, company, undefined, and daily affairs. consequently, the occasion of the Institute's centenary in 1985 is of substantial curiosity not just to statisticians but additionally extra extensively to the foreign clinical neighborhood. As a part of its centennial social gathering making plans the Institute made up our minds to submit a quantity of papers representing the immensely wide variety of pursuits encompassed via information in its overseas context, considered either from a historic and from a modern viewpoint. We have been lucky in securing the companies of Anthony Atkinson and Stephen Fienberg as Editors of this quantity: they've got labored tough over a interval of numerous years to place jointly a such a lot interesting choice of papers. On behalf of the Institute it really is my friendly accountability to thank them and the authors for his or her contributions. J. DURBIN, President foreign Statistical Institute Preface The papers during this quantity have been ready to aid have fun the centenary of the overseas Statistical Institute. throughout the lSI's first a hundred years information has matured, either as a systematic self-discipline and as a occupation, in ways in which the lSI's founders couldn't probably have imagined.

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Sukhatme developed methods for forecasting agricultural production as well as for large-scale social surveys. Other important work on statistical theory by R. C. Bose, C. R. Rao, and S. N. Roy and others during this period did not stem specifically from war-related efforts. In Europe outside the United Kingdom there were some major statistical developments during World War II. For example, although the deputy head of the Central Statistical Office in Norway was a leading member of the resistance, under instructions from the German occupying power the Office set up a system of national financial accounts which was quite similar to that set up in England.

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