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459. 5. E. H. Simpson, "The Interpretation ofInteraction in Contingency Tables," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Ser. B, 13 (1951),238-241. 6. Clifford R. 1 (February 1982),48. " [1] Rickey criticized some traditional baseball statistics and proposed some of his own, which included formulas for team offense and pitching efficiency. For individual hitting Rickey recommended the sum of on-base average (OBA) plus extra base power (EBP). These were defined as o A B = hits + bases on balls + hit by pitcher at bats + bases on balls + hit by pitcher' EBP = total bases - hits .

Edgeworth (1845-1926), in the period 1887-1890, conducted a study of prices indexes for the British Association for the Advancement of Science. He used a variety of price index formulas. S. Senate constructed price indexes for the United States from 1841 to 1891. In all of the studies mentioned the prices involved were wholesale or producer prices. In 1902 the Bureau of Labor Statistics began its index of wholesale prices in the United States. In 1922 Irving Fisher (1867-1947), a respected economist, published his study The Making of Index Numbers.

Thomas Bayes (1702-1761). The paper containing the theorem was read posthumously to the Royal Society in 1763 by Richard Price (1723-1791), a noted mathematician. The process of reasoning from an event back to causes, or states, is called inverse probability, a term introduced by Laplace in 1773. Principle 7 is embodied in Principle 6. It says that the probability of an event is the sum of the products of possible causes of the event and the conditional probabilities of the event given each cause.

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