Tales of Statisticians
Pierre-Simon de Laplace
23 Mar 1749 - 5 Mar 1827

Early summary.

Scientific conditions. Astronomy, the cosmos, observational error. Also the great day of nation building, and concern for the character of populations.

His theory of the world


His introduction, his championing of Bayesian methods, his colleagues in the early Republic.

Retreat from Laplacean certainty.

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