The Origins of Logistic Regression

Tinbergen Institute Working Paper No. 2002-119/4

16 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2003

Date Written: December 2002

Abstract

This 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.

Keywords: Logistic Regression, History

JEL Classification: B1, C4

Suggested Citation

Cramer, J.S., The Origins of Logistic Regression (December 2002). Tinbergen Institute Working Paper No. 2002-119/4. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=360300 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.360300

J.S. Cramer (Contact Author)

Tinbergen Institute ( email )

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