Anders Hald

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Anders Hald
Born (1913-07-03)3 July 1913
Died 11 November 2007(2007-11-11) (aged 94)
Nationality Danish
Fields Statistics
Institutions University of Copenhagen

Anders Hald (3 July 1913 – 11 November 2007) was a Danish statistician who made contributions to the history of statistics. He was a professor at the University of Copenhagen from 1960 to 1982.


  • A History of Parametric Statistical Inference from Bernoulli to Fisher, 1713–1935. New York: Springer. 2007. ISBN 978-0-387-46408-4. 
  • A History of Probability and Statistics and Their Applications before 1750. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 2003. ISBN 0-471-47129-1. 
  • A History of Mathematical Statistics from 1750 to 1930. New York: Wiley. 1998. ISBN 0-471-17912-4. 
  • Statistical theory of sampling inspection by attributes. London: Academic Press. 1981. ISBN 0-12-318350-2. 
  • Statistical Theory with Engineering Applications. New York: Wiley. 1952. 
  • Statistical Tables and Formulas. New York: Wiley. 1952. 
  • Anders Hald. "T. N. Thiele's contributions to statistics" International Statistical Review volume 49, (1981), number 1: 1–20. (Reprinted in Steffen L. Lauritzen, ed. (2002). Thiele: Pioneer in Statistics. Oxford U. P.  External link in |publisher= (help))
  • Anders Hald. "The early history of the cumulants and the Gram–Charlier series" International Statistical Review volume 68 (2000), number 2,´: 137–153. (Reprinted in Steffen L. Lauritzen, ed. (2002). Thiele: Pioneer in Statistics. Oxford U. P.  External link in |publisher= (help))

In Danish[edit]

  • Statistiske Metoder, 1949
  • Statistisk Kvalitetskontrol, 1954
  • Statistiske Metoder i Arbejdsstudierteknikken, 1955
  • Elementær Lærebog i Statistisk Kvalitetskontrol, 1956


External links[edit]

There is a photograph at

There is an obituary by Neils Keiding at

Hald was a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and there is an obituary by David Finney at

There is a bibliography of Hald's writings on the history of statistics at