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John Aitchison (born 1926) is a Scottishstatistician. He studied at the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge. From 1966 to 1976 he was Titular Professor of Statistics, and Mitchell Lecturer in Statistics at the University of Glasgow. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1968. In 1976 he joined the University of Hong Kong as the founding Professor of Statistics.

In 1986 he published the book, The Statistical Analysis of Compositional Data, the key reference to date on the analysis of compositional data.

In 1988, he received the Guy Medal in Silver of the Royal Statistical Society for the 'paper on "The Statistical Analysis of Compositional Data”, which he read to the Society on 13 January 1982 (JRSS B 44 139-177) and for influential contributions to distribution theory, practical Bayesian statistics, statistical diagnosis in medicine and many other areas of applied and theoretical statistics.'

On his retirement from the University of Hong Kong in 1989, John joined the University of Virginia as Professor and Chairman of Division of Statistics. In 1995 he received the William C. Krumbein Medal of the International Association for Mathematical Geology for a 'distinguished career as author and researcher in the field of mathematical geology.'

Other influential books he wrote include

  • The Lognormal Distribution, Aitchison, J. and Brown, J.A.C. (1957)
  • Statistical Prediction Analysis, Aitchison, J. and Dunsmore, I.R. (1975)
both published by Cambridge University Press.
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Total Books: 7
The Shark and the Albatross A Wildlife Filmmaker Reveals Why Nature Matters to Us All
Statistical Concepts and Applications in Clinical Medicine
2004 - Statistical Concepts and Applications in Clinical Medicine [Interdisciplinary Statistics] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781584882084
ISBN-10: 1584882085
Genres: Science & Math, Medicine, Engineering & Transportation, Medical Books
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Spreading the Word The Welsh Language and the 2001 Census
2004 - Spreading the Word the Welsh Language and the 2001 Census (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780862437145
ISBN-10: 0862437148
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
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Language Economy and Society  The Changing Fortunes of the Welsh Language in the Twentieth Century
A Geography of the Welsh Language 1961-1991
1994 - A Geography of the Welsh Language 1961-1991 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780708312360
ISBN-10: 0708312365
Genres: History, Reference, Travel, Nonfiction
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Ensign in the Peninsular War Letters of John Aitchison
1981 - Ensign in the Peninsular War Letters of John Aitchison (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718118280
ISBN-10: 0718118286
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