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Is the Gaussian Distribution Normal?

  • E. W. Anderson (a1)

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It has been said that the mathematician accepts the gaussian distribution because he believes it to be supported in practice, and the practical man accepts it because he believes it has a sound mathematical foundation. Presumably it is for such reasons that the gaussian distribution is known as the ‘normal’ distribution and ‘probability paper’ has scales specially distorted so that a gaussian distribution will appear as a straight line.

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