By Hirotugu Akaike (auth.), Anthony C. Atkinson, Stephen E. Fienberg (eds.)
The overseas Statistical Institute was once based in 1885 and is for that reason one of many world's oldest foreign clinical societies. the sector of data continues to be increasing quickly and possesses a wealthy number of purposes in lots of components of human task akin to technology, executive, enterprise, undefined, and daily affairs. as a result, the party of the Institute's centenary in 1985 is of substantial curiosity not just to statisticians but additionally extra largely to the overseas medical group. As a part of its centennial get together making plans the Institute determined to post a quantity of papers representing the immensely wide selection of pursuits encompassed through records in its overseas context, considered either from a ancient and from a modern point of view. We have been lucky in securing the providers of Anthony Atkinson and Stephen Fienberg as Editors of this quantity: they've got labored demanding over a interval of a number of years to place jointly a such a lot attention-grabbing choice of papers. On behalf of the Institute it truly is my friendly responsibility to thank them and the authors for his or her contributions. J. DURBIN, President foreign Statistical Institute Preface The papers during this quantity have been ready to aid rejoice the centenary of the overseas Statistical Institute. throughout the lSI's first a hundred years facts has matured, either as a systematic self-discipline and as a career, in ways in which the lSI's founders couldn't potentially have imagined.
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