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The politics of large numbers. A history of statistical reasoning

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Correspondence to Patti W. Hunter.

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Hunter, P.W. The politics of large numbers. A history of statistical reasoning. The Mathematical Intelligencer 28, 69–70 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02987012

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  • Mathematical Idea
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