Tales of Statisticians
Pierre de Montmort
27 Oct 1678 - 7 Oct 1719
Origin as a playboy, scarcely more than a gambler.
About the right size for entertaining a few mathematical friends over the weekend. Learning in leisure. Book. Controversies with de Moivre, another marginal French figure.
Appreciation of his contribution, relation to Bernoullis, etc.
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