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By Hirotugu Akaike (auth.), Anthony C. Atkinson, Stephen E. Fienberg (eds.)

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The overseas Statistical Institute was once based in 1885 and is accordingly one of many world's oldest overseas clinical societies. the sector of information remains to be increasing speedily and possesses a wealthy number of purposes in lots of parts of human job corresponding to technology, executive, enterprise, undefined, and daily affairs. as a result, the get together of the Institute's centenary in 1985 is of substantial curiosity not just to statisticians but in addition extra generally to the foreign medical neighborhood. As a part of its centennial social gathering making plans the Institute determined to submit a quantity of papers representing the immensely wide variety of pursuits encompassed by way of facts in its foreign context, considered either from a old and from a modern perspective. We have been lucky in securing the providers of Anthony Atkinson and Stephen Fienberg as Editors of this quantity: they've got labored difficult over a interval of numerous years to place jointly a such a lot interesting choice of papers. On behalf of the Institute it's my friendly accountability 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 assist rejoice the centenary of the overseas Statistical Institute. throughout the lSI's first a hundred years statistics has matured, either as a systematic self-discipline and as a occupation, in ways in which the lSI's founders couldn't in all likelihood have imagined.

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