Tables from Edmond Halley's paper
"An estimate of the degrees of mortality of mankind, drawn from
curious tables of the births and funerals at the city of Breslaw;
with an attemptto ascertain the price of Annuities upon lives",
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London17 (1693), 596-610. Reprinted, edited with an introduction
by L.J. Reid, Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins Press 1942.
Retail Stock Shrinkage
"Mastering Management. Applied Statistics" by S Howell,
Financial Times 1996 July 5.
Scene at Gare Montparnasse, 22 October 1895
From front cover of J R Taylor, An Introduction to Error Analysis,
Oxford University Press 1982 for Mill Valley, CA: University Science
Books.
C J Minard's diagram showing the fate of Napoleon's army in Russia
Based on E J Marey, La Méthode Graphique (Paris 1885), p.73,
reproduced on p.41 of E R Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative
Information, Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press 1983. This version is
due to Aaron Walburg and Stephen Hartzog (1996).
A tenth century graph
From H Gray Funkhauser, "A note on a tenth century graph",
Osiris1 (1936), 260-262,
reproduced on p.28 of E R Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative
Information, Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press 1983.
Exports and imports of Scotland
From William Playfair, The Commercial and Political Atlas,
London 1786
reproduced on p.33 of E R Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative
Information, Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press 1983.
The quincunx
Figures 7, 8 and 9 from F Galton, Natural Inheritance,
London: Macmillan 1889, Chapter V, p.63.
The two-stage quincunx and the law of
reversion
From F Galton, "Typical laws of heredity", Nature15
(1877), 492-495, 512-514 and 532-533 = Proceedings of the Royal
Institution of Great Britain8 (1877) 282-301,
reprinted in S M Stigler, The History of Statistics:
The Measurement of Uncertainty Before 1900, Cambridge, MA:
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1986, CFig. 8.6, p.280.
Illustration of regression
Plate X from F Galton, "Regression towards mediocrity in
hereditary stature", Journal of the Anthropological Institute15 (1886), 246-263.
The regression ellipse
Figure on pae 248 of F Galton, "Regression towards mediocrity in
hereditary stature", Journal of the Anthropological Institute15 (1886), 246-263.
The `Pascal' triangle as depicted in A.D. 1303
From the front of Chu Shi-Chieh's Ssu Yuan Yü Chien.
It is entitled `The Old Method Chart of the Seven Multiplying
Squares' and tabulates the binomial coefficients up to the
eighth power.
Reproduced as Fig. 53 on p. 55 of The Shorter Science and
Civilisation in China. An abridgment by Colin A. Ronan of
Joseph Needham's original text. Volume 2: Volume III and a section of
Volume IV, Part I of the major series, Cambridge University Press 1981.