Thomas Bayes

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Thomas Bayes
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Portrait uised o Bayes in a 1936 beuk,[1] but it is doubtful whether the portrait is actually of him.[2] No earlier portrait or claimed portrait survives.
Bornc. 1701
Lunnon, Ingland
Died7 Apryle 1761(1761-04-07) (aged 59)
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Ingland
ResidenceTunbridge Wells, Kent, Ingland
Kent forBayes' theorem
SignaturBayes sig.svg

Thomas Bayes (c. 1701 – 7 Aprile 1761)[2][3][note a] wis an Inglis statisteecian, filosofer an Presbyterian meenister wha is kent for haein formulatit a speceefic case o the theorem that bears his name: Bayes' theorem.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Terence O'Donnell, History of Life Insurance in Its Formative Years (Chicago: American Conservation Co:, 1936), p. 335 (caption "Rev. T. Bayes: Improver of the Columnar Method developed by Barrett.")
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bayes's portrait The IMS Bulletin, Vol. 17 (1988), No. 3, pp. 276–278.
  3. Belhouse, D.R. The Reverend Thomas Bayes FRS: a Biography to Celebrate the Tercentenary of his Birth.