The Origins of Logistic Regression
AbstractThis paper describes the origins of the logistic function, its adoption in bio-assay, and its wider acceptance in statistics. Its roots spread far back to the early 19th century; the survival of the term logistic and the wide application of the device have been determined decisively by the personal histories and individual actions of a few scholars.
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Logistic Regression; History;
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