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Augustus De Morgan

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Probability and Statistics.

(1806–71)

British mathematician and logician who was responsible for developing a more symbolic approach to algebra, and who played a considerable role in the beginnings of...

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Corrado Govoni

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Probability and Statistics.

(1884–1965; b. Motta di Livenza, Italy; d. Rome, Italy)

Italian statistician. Gini studied statistics as a compulsory part of his study of law at U Bologna. He realized that...

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John Arbuthnot

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Probability and Statistics.

(1667–1735; b. Inverbervie, Scotland; d. London, England)

Scottish mathematician and royal physician. In 1692 the first English work on probability was Arbuthnot's translation of...

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John Venn

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Philosophy.

(1834–1923)

British logician who, in his work Symbolic Logic of 1881, introduced what are now called Venn diagrams.

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Karl Pearson

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Probability and Statistics.

(1857–1936)

English statistician and polymath. Pearson studied mathematics at Cambridge, but philosophy in Germany and law in London. He taught applied mathematics and statistics...

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quincunx

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Arts and Humanities.

A simple arrangement of pegs on a board that can be used to illustrate the binomial and normal distributions. A funnel allows a ball to roll down and strike the single peg on the top line....

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Richard Marten Edler Von Mises

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Probability and Statistics.

(1883–1953)

Richard von Mises was born on 19 April 1883 in Lemberg (then in Galicia, a province of Austria-Hungary, now Lviv in the Ukraine). His father, of assimilated Viennese...

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