Bayesian Statistics: History
The ESSAY that started it all! The
in the book by Barker and Evans (University of
Melbourne) brings Bayes' famous An Essay towards solving a problem
in the Doctrine of Chances. By
the late Rev. Mr. Bayes, F.R.S. communicated by Mr. Price, in a Letter to
John Canton, A.M. F.R.S.
The essay with cover letter
Very interesting biographic article about Bayes.
The Reverend Thomas Bayes FRS: a Biography to Celebrate the Tercentenary of his Birth
About other Bayes' writings. Article:
On Some Recently Discovered Manuscripts of Thomas Bayes,
note on Bayes' biography.
picture. Appeared for the first time in: Terence O'Donnell (1936)
History of Life Insurance, 844 p., American Conservation Co., Chicago. Previous source
grave. More photos of the grave and directions how to find it, if you find yourself in
London, are at
Article in The IMS Bulletin
[Vol. 17 (1988), No. 3, pp. 276--278]:
Who was this gentleman? When and where was he born? .
Also, latex source
and postscript compilation.
Courtesy of http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/.
references on the Reverend.
Last Updated: July 12 , 2004.
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