Karl Pearson and the Scandinavian school of statistics

Peter Guttorp, Georg Lindgren

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The relationship between Karl Pearson and the Scandinavian statisticians was more of a competitive than a collaborative nature. We describe the leading statisticians and stochasticists of the Scandinavian school, and relate some of their work to the work of Pearson.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-71
JournalInternational Statistical Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Probability Theory and Statistics


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  • Kiaer
  • telephone theory
  • survey sampling
  • Thiele.


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