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Karl Pearson's report should be sent to the author but the Committee believe that he is 'hardly disposed to allow the author that amount of latitude in the treatment of his subject which is desirable'. They don't believe the remarks on pages 56-8 to be controversial so will not make the author aware of this criticism.

Subject: Mathematics

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1897].

Reference number
RR/13/271
Earliest possible date
1897
Physical description
Report on paper
Page extent
2 pages
Format
Typescript

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Referee's report by the Mathematical Committee, on a paper 'On the geometrical treatment of the 'normal curve' of statistics, with especial reference to correlation and to the theory of error' by W F Sheppard, 1897, RR/13/271, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_13_271/referees-report-by-the-mathematical-committee-on-a-paper-on-the-geometrical-treatment-of-the-normal-curve-of-statistics-with-especial-reference-to-correlation-and-to-the-theory-of-error-by-w-f-sheppard, accessed on 23 April 2024

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