On the distribution of the error of an interpolated value, and on the construction of tables

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Fisher, R. A. and Wishart, J. 1927. On the distribution of the error of an interpolated value, and on the construction of tables. Mathematical Proceedings Of The Cambridge Philosophical Society. 23 (8), pp. 912-921. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305004100013785

AuthorsFisher, R. A. and Wishart, J.
Abstract

Before the introduction of interpolation formulae, beyond linear interpolation by proportional parts, the presentation of the numerical values of mathematical functions was much restricted, for the labour of computation and the cost of printing, to say nothing of the inconvenience of handling a bulky volume, had to be increased quite disproportionately with every increase in accuracy. A four-figure logarithm table occupies two small pages, Chambers's seven-figure table takes 150 pages, while Vega's ten figure table requires 300 pages twelve inches long.

Year of Publication1927
JournalMathematical Proceedings Of The Cambridge Philosophical Society
Journal citation23 (8), pp. 912-921
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/S0305004100013785
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
ISSN0305-0041

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