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Editorial: On the orthography of heteros edasticity

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Karl Pearson (Pearson, 1905) introduced the concept of heteroscedasticity in 1905 (Aldrich,

    2011; David, 1998):

    ‘[T]he variability of an array, i.e., the standard deviation of an array ...may or may not be the same for all arrays. If it is the same, or all arrays are equally scattered about their means, I shall speak of the system as a homoscedastic system, otherwise it is a heteroscedastic system.’

    However, McCulloch (1985) argued that, since the term was coined directly from Greek source

    words into English (and not through French or Latin), ‘[h]eteroskedasticity is therefore the

    proper English spelling’. The Greek words are teros, meaning ‘other’ or ‘different’, and sked n-nymi, meaning ‘to scatter’.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Paloyo, A. R. (2013). Editorial: On the orthography of heteros edasticity. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A: Statistics in Society, 176 (2), 291-293.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84872669538

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/231

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 291

End Page


  • 293

Volume


  • 176

Issue


  • 2

Abstract


  • Karl Pearson (Pearson, 1905) introduced the concept of heteroscedasticity in 1905 (Aldrich,

    2011; David, 1998):

    ‘[T]he variability of an array, i.e., the standard deviation of an array ...may or may not be the same for all arrays. If it is the same, or all arrays are equally scattered about their means, I shall speak of the system as a homoscedastic system, otherwise it is a heteroscedastic system.’

    However, McCulloch (1985) argued that, since the term was coined directly from Greek source

    words into English (and not through French or Latin), ‘[h]eteroskedasticity is therefore the

    proper English spelling’. The Greek words are teros, meaning ‘other’ or ‘different’, and sked n-nymi, meaning ‘to scatter’.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Geographic Focus


Citation


  • Paloyo, A. R. (2013). Editorial: On the orthography of heteros edasticity. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A: Statistics in Society, 176 (2), 291-293.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84872669538

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/231

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 291

End Page


  • 293

Volume


  • 176

Issue


  • 2