Stigler is the author of two books (1986; 1999) in which he dared to profane the memory of Gauss. Stigler is considered as the best historian of statistics of the 20th century. This paper contains my critical remarks on his works.
Ondar Kh.O., Editor (1977), Correspondence between A.A. Markov and A.A. Chuprov etc.
Springer, New York, 1981 [in Russian].
Plackett R.L. (1972), The discovery of the method of least squares. Biometrika, Vol. 59, pp. 239–251. Reprinted: Kendall M.G., Plackett R.L., Editors (1977), Studies in the History of Statistics and Probability, Vol. 2. Griffin, London, pp. 279–291.
Porter T.M. (2004), Karl Pearson. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton–Oxford.
Sheynin O.B. (1973a), Finite random sums. Arch. Hist. Ex. Sci., Vol. 9, pp. 275–305.
– (1973b), Mathematical treatment of astronomical observations. Ibidem, Vol. 11, pp. 97–126.
– (1993), On the history of the principle of least squares. Ibidem, Vol. 46, pp. 39–54.
– (1999a), Discovery of the principle of least squares. Hist. Scientiarum, Vol. 8, pp. 249–264.
– (1999b), Gauss and the method of least squares. Jahrbücher f. Nationalökonomie u. Statistik, Bd. 219, pp. 458–467.
– (2005), Theory of Probability. Historical Essay. NG Verlag, Berlin, 2009. Also www.sheynin.de.
– (2006), Theory of Probability and Statistics As Exemplified in Short Dictums. NG Verlag, Berlin. Also www.sheynin.de.
Stigler S. M. (1977), An attack on Gauss published by Legendre in 1820. Hist. Math., Vol. 4, pp. 31–35.
– (1986), The History of Statistics. Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, Mass.
– (1999), Statistics on the Table. Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Truesdell C. (1984), An Idiot’s Fugitive Essays on Science. Springer, New York.