Item #140945730 A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates. Bernice B. Brown, The Rand Corporation.
A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates
A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates
A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates
A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates
A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates
A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates
A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates

A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates

Glencoe, Illinois: The Free Press, 1955.

First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original black cloth with spine lettered in light blue. Very Good with light rubbing and wear to cloth, slight fading to extremities, slight foxing to textblock edge. Contents tanned, ownership rubber stamp to rear paste down.

An important 20th century work in the field of statistics and random numbers, this book consists primarily of a random number table. The table is formatted as 400 pages, each containing 50 lines of 50 digits. Columns and lines are grouped in fives, and the lines are numbered 00000 through 19999. The standard normal deviates are another 200 pages (10 per line, lines 0000 through 9999), with each deviate given to three decimal places.

It was produced starting in 1947 by an electronic simulation of a roulette wheel attached to a computer, the results of which were then carefully filtered and tested before being used to generate the table. The RAND table was an important breakthrough in delivering random numbers, because such a large and carefully prepared table had never before been available. In addition to being available in book form, one could also order the digits on a series of punched cards. Item #140945730

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