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Abraham Wald

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Economics.

(1902–50; b. Cluj, Romania; d. Travancore, India)

Hungarian geometer and statistician. Wald gained his PhD in geometry in 1931 from U Vienna. In 1938, on the Nazi seizure of...

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Acland, James (1799–1876)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Probability and Statistics. 8 words.

See McCalmont, Frederick Haynes

Anti-Corn Law League

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Argyle, Jesse William (1859–1924), social investigator and statistician

Rosemary O'Day.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; Probability and Statistics. 934 words.

Argyle, Jesse William (1859–1924), social investigator and statistician, was born at 7 Argyle Road, Mile End, London, on 4 September 1859, the elder of two sons of Jesse Smith Argyle...

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Ayres, Leonard Porter

Mary B. Stavish.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Probability and Statistics; Economics. 1150 words.

Ayres, Leonard Porter (15 September 1879–29 October 1946), educator, statistician, and economist, was born in Niantic, Connecticut, the son of Milan Church Ayres and Georgiana Gall. His...

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Babson, Roger Ward

Clifford Putney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking; Probability and Statistics. 1115 words.

Babson, Roger Ward (06 July 1875–05 March 1967), businessman, author, and philanthropist, was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the son of Nathaniel Babson, a dry-goods merchant and...

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Baxter, Robert Dudley (1827–1875), political writer and statistician

E. J. Feuchtwanger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Theory; Probability and Statistics. 822 words.

Baxter, Robert Dudley (1827–1875), political writer and statistician, was born on 3 February 1827 at Doncaster, the son of Robert Baxter, of Stoke Golding, Leicestershire, and of the firm...

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BLUE

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — Probability and Statistics.

(best linear unbiased estimator)

An estimator that is unbiased, is formed from a linear combination of the observations, and has the smallest variance of all such estimators.

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Boreham, Sir (Arthur) John (1925–1994), statistician and civil servant

Arthur Green.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Probability and Statistics. 562 words.

Boreham, Sir (Arthur) John (1925–1994), statistician and civil servant, was born on 30 July 1925 at Noddon, Beacon Hill, Hindhead, Surrey, the second surviving son of the Ven. Frederick...

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Box–Cox transformation

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Economics.

A transformation to normality suggested by Box and Sir David Cox in 1964. They proposed a family of transformations that might be used to convert a general set of n observations into a set...

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Box–Jenkins approach

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Economics.

A method of identification, estimation, and diagnostic checking of autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) models. First, sample autocorrelation coefficients and partial...

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