Harold Hotelling

1895 - 1973

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Harold Hotelling (; September 29, 1895 – December 26, 1973) was an American mathematical statistician and an influential economic theorist, known for Hotelling's law, Hotelling's lemma, and Hotelling's rule in economics, as well as Hotelling's T-squared distribution in statistics. He also developed and named the principal component analysis method widely used in finance, statistics and computer science. He was Associate Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University from 1927 until 1931, a member of the faculty of Columbia University from 1931 until 1946, and a Professor of Mathematical Statistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1946 until his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Hotelling has received more than 182,254 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Harold Hotelling is the 578th most popular mathematician (up from 606th in 2019), the 4,899th most popular biography from United States and the 36th most popular American Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Harold Hotelling ranks 578 out of 828Before him are Michael Freedman, Charles Jean de la Vallée Poussin, Robert Simson, Jürgen Moser, Luigi Bianchi, and Yves Meyer. After him are Cahit Arf, Pierre Raymond de Montmort, Ludwig Bieberbach, William Burnside, Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter, and Đuro Kurepa.

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Among people born in 1895, Harold Hotelling ranks 161Before him are Nikifor, Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre, Vsevolod Ivanov, Jerzy Kuryłowicz, Liane Haid, and Edmund Wilson. After him are John Diefenbaker, Nigel Bruce, Joseph Banks Rhine, Jack Northrop, Christian Herter, and Giovanni Brunero. Among people deceased in 1973, Harold Hotelling ranks 149Before him are Louis St. Laurent, Paul Kletzki, Paavo Talvela, Washington Ortuño, Sergei Tumansky, and Jim Croce. After him are Ira Sprague Bowen, Lauritz Melchior, Armas Toivonen, Rodolphe Hiden, Lauri Lehtinen, and Mikhail Isakovsky.

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Among people born in United States, Harold Hotelling ranks 4,899 out of 15,968Before him are Carl Scarborough (1914), Rikky von Opel (1947), Sandra Day O'Connor (1930), Alan Lomax (1915), Carlos Bernard (1962), and Scott LaFaro (1936). After him are Barbara Walters (1929), Mimsy Farmer (1945), Sidney Howard (1891), Gina Carano (1982), Oliver Kirk (1884), and Huey P. Newton (1942).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Harold Hotelling ranks 36Before him are Julia Robinson (1919), William Thurston (1946), Benjamin Peirce (1809), Whitfield Diffie (1944), John Tate (1925), and Michael Freedman (1951). After him are Oswald Veblen (1880), Robert Axelrod (1943), Isadore Singer (1924), Saunders Mac Lane (1909), Louis J. Mordell (1888), and Leonard Eugene Dickson (1874).