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Reference numberRR/16/411
LevelItem
TitleReferee's report by William Davidson Niven, on a paper 'A property which holds good for all groupings of a normal distribution and frequency for two variables, with applications to the study of contingency-tables for the inheritance of unmeasured quantities' by George Udny Yule
DateJanuary 1906
DescriptionDoes not definitively say whether or not the paper should be published in the Philosophical Transactions.The author ought to have given actinometer values for his tints so that the reader might have some idea of their gradiation. The author has also omitted to state whose printing out paper he used. Discusses the experimental method and explains that he would expect errors of entry and probably a want of conformity in the series of records. The experiment though ingenious was certainly rough. Being so rough and only an experiment, it scarcely bears the long examination which has been given to it and he thinks the work should be greatly reduced, especially in the tabular matter. Prefers the abstract to the paper itself.

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 1906].

Endorsed on verso as received 10 January 1906.
Extent4p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionReport on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1906.0029
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Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA6649Niven; Sir; William Davidson (1842 - 1917)1842 - 1917
NA1151Yule; George Udny (1871 - 1951)1871 - 1951
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