Chance News 8
Oct 15 to Oct 30
One more fagot of these adamantine bandages, is, the new science of Statistics. It is a rule, that the most casual and extraordinary events -- if the basis of population is broad enough -- become matter of fixed calculation. It would not be safe to say when a captain like Bonaparte, a singer like Jenny Lind, or a navigator like Bowditch, would be born in Boston: but, on a population of twenty or two hundred millions, something like accuracy may be had. Ralph Waldo Emerson Fate
Here's another Forsooth from the October issue of RSS News.
Your'e more likely to die in a fire in Strathclyde than anywhere else in the country
11 May 2005
The Poisson Distribution and the Supreme Court
The Poisson Distributioin and the Supreme Court
Journal of the American Statilstical Association 31, no. 195 (June 1936): 376-80
W. Allen Wallis
Supreme Cout Appointments as a Poisson Distribution
American Journal of Political Science, Vol.26,No.1, Feb 1982
S. Sidney Ulmer
To be added.