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A conversation with Richard Barlow. (English) Zbl 1059.01525
Summary: Richard E. Barlow was one of the two founders of modern reliability theory (Frank Proschan was the other). Two of their books [Barlow and Proschan, 1965, 1975] have been influential in shaping this field.

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01A70 Biographies, obituaries, personalia, bibliographies
62-03 History of statistics
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[1] Arrow, K. J., Karlin, S. and Scarf, H. (1958). Studies in the Mathematical Theory of Inventory and Production. Stanford Univ. Press. · Zbl 0079.36003
[2] Barlow, R. E. (1998). Engineering Reliability. SIAM, Philadelphia. Barlow, R. E., Bartholomew, D. J., Bremner, J. M. and Brunk, · Zbl 0897.60002
[3] H. D. (1972). Statistical Inference Under Order Restrictions. Wiley, New York.
[4] Barlow, R. E., Fussell, J. B. and Singpurwalla, N. D. (1975). Reliability and Fault Tree Analy sis. SIAM, Philadelphia. · Zbl 0306.00007
[5] Barlow, R. E., Marshall, A. W. and Proschan, F. (1963). Properties of probabilitiy distributions and monotone hazard rate. Ann. Math. Statist. 34 375-389. · Zbl 0249.60006
[6] Barlow, R. E. and Mendel, Max B. (1992). De Finetti-ty pe representations for life distributions. J. Amer. Statist. Assoc. 87 1116-1123. JSTOR: · Zbl 0764.62077
[7] Barlow, R. E. and Proschan, F. (1965). Mathematical Theory of Reliability. Wiley, New York. · Zbl 0132.39302
[8] Barlow, R. E. and Proschan, F. (1975). Statistical Theory of Reliability. Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York. · Zbl 0379.62080
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