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

The overseas Statistical Institute used to be based in 1885 and is for this reason one of many world's oldest overseas medical societies. the sector of facts remains to be increasing quickly and possesses a wealthy number of purposes in lots of components of human task comparable to technological know-how, executive, company, undefined, and daily affairs. consequently, the party of the Institute's centenary in 1985 is of substantial curiosity not just to statisticians but in addition extra commonly to the foreign clinical group. As a part of its centennial social gathering making plans the Institute determined to submit a quantity of papers representing the immensely wide selection of pursuits encompassed by way of data in its foreign context, considered either from a ancient 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 demanding over a interval of numerous years to place jointly a so much interesting number 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 have fun the centenary of the overseas Statistical Institute. through the lSI's first a hundred years information has matured, either as a systematic self-discipline and as a career, in ways in which the lSI's founders couldn't in all likelihood have imagined.

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The use of the likelihood for the assessment of a Bayesian model is demonstrated in an illuminating paper by Box (1980). The application to the very practical problem of seasonal adjustment is discussed by the present author (Akaike, 1980a). The discussion of Bayesian modeling will never be complete unless we 20 Hirotugu Akaike provide a procedure for the modeling of the situation where no further prior information is available for the modeling. The concept of entropy again finds an interesting application in this type of situation.

Jeffreys). Statistical work in other countries has always been important for statistics in Britain. Thus, A. Quetelet helped to found the Statistical Society of London, and K. Pearson took note of work by A. Bravais, E. Czuber, E. L. DeForest, and T. N. Thiele. After 1930, these influences began to grow strongly; for example, Neyman's visit drew attention to research in Poland, 36 G. A. Barnard and R. L. Plackett notably through his 1934 paper on the role of statistical theory in sample surveys; and A.

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