Anscombe


Anscombe

Anscombe may refer to:

* Edmund Anscombe (1874–1948), New Zealand architect.
* Francis Anscombe (1918–2001), British statistician, noted for:
** Anscombe's quartet of datasets with identical statistical properties but radically different shapes.
** The Anscombe transform that turns a Poisson random variable into a Gaussian random variable.
* G. E. M. Anscombe (1919–2001), British analytic philosopher.


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  • Anscombe —   [ ænskəm], Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret, britische Philosophin, * Limerick (Irland) 18. 3. 1919, ✝ Cambridge 5. 1. 2001; Schülerin von G. Ryle und L. Wittgenstein, Ȋ mit dem Philosophen Peter Thomas Geach; lehrte in Oxford (seit 1946), 1970 86… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Anscombe — Elizabeth Anscombe Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe (* 18. März 1919 in Limerick, Irland; † 5. Januar 2001 in Cambridge) (bekannt als Elizabeth Anscombe, Veröffentlichungen unter G. E. M. Anscombe) war eine britische Philosophin und Theologin …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Anscombe — G. E. M. Anscombe Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe (18 mars 1919 5 janvier 2001) philosophe anglaise et théologienne, élève de Wittgenstein. Elle apporta d importantes contributions en éthique, en philosophie de l esprit,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Anscombe, G E M — ▪ 2002       British philosopher (b. March 18, 1919, Limerick, Ire. d. Jan. 5, 2001, Cambridge, Eng.), was a close associate of Ludwig Wittgenstein and served as one of the executors of his literary estate; in addition, she was an important… …   Universalium

  • Anscombe — Recorded as Anscom, Anscombe, Hanscom, Hanscome, Hanscomb, Hanscombe, Handscombe and Handscomb, this is an English surname. It is locational from either Hanscombe End in the county of Bedfordshire, or possibly for a few nameholders from the… …   Surnames reference

  • Anscombe's quartet — comprises four datasets which have identical simple statistical properties, yet which are revealed to be very different when inspected graphically. Each dataset consists of eleven (x,y) points. They were constructed in 1973 by the statistician… …   Wikipedia

  • Anscombe transform — In statistics, the Anscombe transform (1948) is a variance stabilizing transformation that transforms a random variable with a Poisson distribution into one with an approximately Gaussian distribution. The Anscombe transform is widely used in… …   Wikipedia

  • Anscombe, Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret — (1919– ) English philosopher. Educated at St Hugh s College, Oxford, where she read classics and philosophy (Greats), Anscombe graduated in 1941, in which year she married the philosopher P. T. Geach. Anscombe became a research Fellow of… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Anscombe, Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret — (1919 2001)    A vigorous, and vigorously Roman Catholic, English philosopher, Anscombe made contributions to many different philosophical fields: philosophy of mind and action, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy, to name but a few.… …   Christian Philosophy

  • G. E. M. Anscombe — Elizabeth Anscombe Anscombe as a young woman Born 18 March 1919 Limerick, Ireland Died 5 January 2001 (aged 81) Cambridge …   Wikipedia


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