Gauss, Carl Friedrich
Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Biostatistics
How to Cite
Armitage, P. 2005. Gauss, Carl Friedrich. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 3.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Gauss was one of the greatest scientists of all time, contributing to many branches of mathematics and the physical sciences. In statistics, he clarified the role of the normal distribution in the theory of least squares and showed that the method provides minimum mean square error linear estimates.
- least squares;
- uniform prior;
- multiple regression;
- maximum likelihood;
- minimum least square error linear estimates;
- Gauss–Markov theorem