MODERN statistical analysis, particularly that relating to the production of adequate and exact tests of significance, owes much to the painstaking researches of R. A. Fisher, whose text-book, “Statistical Methods for Research Workers”, has gone through a number of editions since it was first published in 1925. Not the least valuable feature of this work is the collection of tables, which have proved so indispensable to the statistical worker of to-day that they have been repeatedly referred to, and in certain cases reprinted, through the generosity of author and publisher. The desirability of having them separately published has been felt in many quarters, and in the volume now before us we have a work in which the tables of Fisher's book have been not only reprinted but also amplified, and many other tables have been added. While not a complete manual of statistical tables, available for all purposes (it is not, for example, very easy to fit a normal curve from the tables provided), the book is a very useful collection, and should be the indispensable companion of every statistician.
Statistical Tables for Biological Agricultural and Medical Research
By Prof. R. A. Fisher F. Yates. Pp. viii + 90. (London and Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1938.) 12s. 6d. net.
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WISHART, J. Statistical Tables for Biological Agricultural and Medical Research. Nature 144, 533 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/144533a0