Some vintage material
possibly still of interest
Non-parametric estimation of the distribution function and quantiles
The paper `A note on the estimation of a distribution function and
quantiles by a kernel method' published in Biometrika,
vol.68 (1981), pp.326-8, reports summary results on the stated
problem without providing the underlying algebraic computations,
but stating that `Further details are available from the authors'.
People that asked about these `further details' were sent a copy of the
unpublished 1979 paper,
which includes the algebraic work and other information.
Thanks to the current internet facilities, the
is made available here.
European Young Statisticians Meeting, 1981
The 1981 Meeting of European Young Statisticians was held in
Bressanone/Brixen, Italy. It gathered people from all across Europe,
not a trivial achievement in those years, especially in the case of
not-yet-established people from certain countries.
The book of abstracts
of photos taken by Günther Sawitzki represent, presumably, the only
available documents of that event. Note that a few names of participants
do not show in the book of abstracts; this reflects the communication
difficulties of that time, so that not all participants could submit their
written contribution in suitable time.
Old Faithful geyser data
The paper by Azzalini and Bowman
`A look at some data on the Old Faithful geyser', published in
Applied Statistics, vol. 39 (1990), pp. 357-265,
has examined data on the geyser eruptions which have occurred
in a stretch of 15 consecutive days in August 1985.
These data are available here both in the form of
collected by the park rangers and as a
where the data have been transcribed.
Note 1: these data include some variables not used in the 1990 paper.
Note 2: an earthquake in 1998 has modified the local geological
hence the current pattern of eruptions is not the same as in 1985.
Homepage of Adelchi Azzalini
Homepage of `Dipartimento di Scienze Statistiche'