Reference numberRR/64/68
TitleReferee's report by Alexander Craig Aitken, on a paper 'On the relation between direct and inverse methods in statistics' by Harold Jeffreys
Date3 March 1937
DescriptionSectional Committee: Mathematics

Declines to comment regarding publication in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London'. After much deliberation, finds he is not the right person to give an opinion, as despite trying to reamin open to conviction, feels he is 'incapacitated from believing in prior probability distributions of parameters'. 'The author may be within the circle of light, and I on the periphery of darkness, but his postulates defeat me, and if I do not resign responsibility now it will be mere unprogressive delay for all concerned'.

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']

Endorsed on verso as received 5 March 1937.
Physical descriptionStandardised form (type D) and letter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspa.1937.0112 Vol.160 1937
Related records in the catalogueRR/64/67
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1487Aitken; Alexander Craig (1895 - 1967)1895 - 1967
NA6946Jeffreys; Sir; Harold (1891 - 1989)1891 - 1989
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