© 2006

Selected Papers of Frederick Mosteller

  • Stephen E. Fienberg
  • David C. Hoaglin


  • Frederick Mosteller is one of the best-known statisticians of this century and his influence has been widely felt throughout his research, teaching and his writings

  • Presents a collection of his most signifcant papers


Part of the Springer Series in Statistics book series (SSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stephen E. Fienberg
    Pages 1-5
  3. Pages 7-55
  4. M. A. Girshick, Frederick Mosteller, L. J. Savage
    Pages 57-68
  5. Frederick Mosteller
    Pages 69-100
  6. Frederick Mosteller
    Pages 101-109
  7. Frederick Mosteller, John W. Tukey
    Pages 111-145
  8. Hendrik Bode, Frederick Mosteller, John W. Tukey, Charles Winsor
    Pages 147-156
  9. Frederick Mosteller, Philip Nogee
    Pages 179-219
  10. Robert R. Bush, Frederick Mosteller
    Pages 221-234
  11. Robert R. Bush, Frederick Mosteller
    Pages 235-250
  12. Frederick Mosteller
    Pages 251-274
  13. William G. Cochran, Frederick Mosteller, John W. Tukey
    Pages 275-294
  14. Frederick Mosteller
    Pages 295-307
  15. Frederick Mosteller, D. E. Richmond
    Pages 309-316
  16. Robert R. Bush, Frederick Mosteller
    Pages 317-332
  17. Frederick Mosteller
    Pages 333-335

About this book


Frederick Mosteller has inspired numerous statisticians and other scientists by his creative approach to statistics and its applications. This volume brings together 40 of his most original and influential papers, capturing the variety and depth of his writings. The editors hope to share these with a new generation of researchers, so that they can build upon his insights and efforts.

This volume of selected papers is a companion to the earlier volume A Statistical Model: Frederick Mosteller's Contributions to Statistics, Science, and Public Policy, edited by Stephen E. Fienberg, David C. Hoaglin, William H. Kruskal, and Judith M. Tanur (Springer-Verlag, 1990), and to Mosteller's forthcoming autobiography, which will also be published by Springer-Verlag. It includes a biography and a comprehensive bibliography of Mosteller's books, papers, and other writings.

Stephen E. Fienberg is Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science, in the Departments of Statistics and Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. David C. Hoaglin is Principal Scientist at Abt Associates Inc., Cambridge, MA.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen E. Fienberg
    • 1
  • David C. Hoaglin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh
  2. 2.Abt Associates Inc.Cambridge

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From the reviews:

"By selecting such a wide range of topics, the Editors provide an excellent source of information on many interesting statistical issues, and a valuable reminder of the value of statistical thinking to a wide variety of important problems." S.W. Lagakos for Short Book Reviews of the ISI, December 2006

"Frederick Mosteller (FM), an eminent and inspiring statistician, was still an active researcher in his 90th year of life … . I remain certain that most Technometrics readers … will benefit from this fine collection of FM papers spanning six decades. I must congratulate the editors for doing a fine job … . I believe this volume will be a welcome addition to the library/desk of any academic and professional statistician, and will be beneficial to the next generation of statisticians!" (Technometrics, Vol. 49 (2), 2007)