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Sectional Committee: Mathematics

Recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions, in full, including all the accompanying illustrations. There is perhaps a little more 'talky-talk' than necessary but this makes for easy reading and the main point of the work is distinctly new and will have to be strongly insisted on to overcome the old and apparently erroneous traditions of the usual 'theory of errors'. The curves should be reproduced. The masterly numerical analysis of the paper convinces him that the author's points are sound and important and that they are not obvious diagrammatically doubtless explains why they have been so long unrecognised, while it is testimony to the author's patience and determination.

[Published in Philosophical Transactions A, 1902].

Endorsed on verso as received 12 June 1901.

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RR/15/226
Earliest possible date
10 June 1901
Physical description
Standardised form (type A)
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Herbert Hall Turner

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Herbert Hall Turner, Referee's report by Herbert Hall Turner, on a paper 'The mathematical theory of errors of judgement with especial reference to the personal equation' by Karl Pearson, 10 June 1901, RR/15/226, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_15_226/referees-report-by-herbert-hall-turner-on-a-paper-the-mathematical-theory-of-errors-of-judgement-with-especial-reference-to-the-personal-equation-by-karl-pearson, accessed on 17 June 2024

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