Charlier, Carl V.L.

Georg Lindgren, Peter Guttorp

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Carl Charlier was a Swedish astronomer and statistician. He was influential in making mathematical statistics a university subject in Sweden. His main statistical contribution was the Gram‐Charlier expansions of continuous (Type A) and discrete (Type B) distributions. In astronomy he successfully created a hierarchical galaxy cluster model.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWiley StatsRef
Subtitle of host publicationStatistics Reference Online
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 6

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  • Natural Sciences


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