Doing least squares: perspectives from Gauss and Yule

Aldrich, J. (1998) Doing least squares: perspectives from Gauss and Yule. International Statistical Review, 66, (1), 61-81. (doi:10.1111/j.1751-5823.1998.tb00406.x).


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Gauss introduced a procedure for calculating least squares estimates and their precisions. Yule introduced a new system of notation adapted to correlation analysis. This paper describes these formalisms and compares them with the matrix and vector space formalisms used in modern regression analysis.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0306-7734 (print)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 32913
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 02:30

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