Monday, February 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Sir Ronald Fisher

Ronald Aylmer Fisher.
Born: 17 February, 1890, in East Finchley, London, England 
Knighted: 1952
Other major Honours: Fellow of the Royal Society (1929), Royal Medal (1938), Guy Medal in Gold (1947), Copley Medal (1956), Darwin-Wallace Medal (1958)
Died: 29 July 1962, in Adelaide, S.A., Australia

If you're a student of Econometrics, think of:
  • Maximum likelihood estimation
  • Fisher's information
  • Analysis of variance
  • Sampling distributions (for various statistics)
  • The null hypothesis
  • The F distribution (sort of)
Some previous related posts:
The Fisher digital archives are housed in the University of Adelaide Library.

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