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Issue No.03 - July-Sept. (2012 vol.34)
pp: 74-76
Keith Smillie , University of Alberta
ABSTRACT
This Anecdotes department article describes an early analysis-of-variance program for the statistical design known as a Latin square. This program for statistical calculations was developed in 1956 on one of the first computers in Canada, an NCR 102D.
INDEX TERMS
Statistical analysis, Analysis of variance, NCR 102D, history of computing, Latin square, NCR, statistical calculations, NCR 102A
CITATION
Keith Smillie, "An Early Statistical Calculation", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.34, no. 3, pp. 74-76, July-Sept. 2012, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2012.38
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