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Probability

The Doctrine of Chances

Author: Abraham de Moivre
Publication data: 1738 (2nd ed.)
Online version: ?
Description: The book introduced the concept of normal distributions as approximations to binomial distributions. In effect, de Moivre proved a weak version of the central limit theorem. Sometimes his result is called the theorem of de Moivre-Laplace.
Importance: Topic creator, Breakthrough, Influence

Bayesian statistics

An Essay Toward Solving a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances

Author: Thomas Bayes
Publication data: 1764
Online version: [1] (http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/essay.ps) (PostScript file); [2] (http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/essay.pdf) (PDF file)
Description: In this paper Bayes addresses the problem of using a sequence of identical "trials" to determine the per-trial probability of "success" — the so-called inverse probability problem. It later inspired the theorem that bears his name (Bayes' theorem). See also Pierre Simon de Laplace.
Importance: Topic creator, Breakthrough, Influence

Bayesian Theory

Author: Bernardo & Smith
Publication data: 2002?
An up to date guide to modern Bayesian theory.

Applied statistics

Analysis of variance

Extreme value theory

Regression analysis

Machine learning

Multivariate statistics

Statistical phenomena

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