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RE: st: Question on stir


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Question on stir
Date   Tue, 9 Aug 2005 21:52:19 +0100

One version of history is that the t-distribution was 
discovered by Student [W.S. Gosset] and invented by Fisher. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Marcello Pagano
 
> 
> The t-distribution was invented, discovered?, because it is the 
> appropriate small sample distribution when sampling from a normal 
> distribution and wishing to find the distribution of the 
> deviations from 
> the mean and not knowing the standard deviation. 

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