"István Vincze (1912--1999) and his contribution to lattice path combinatorics and statistics"

Endre Csáki

Summary: A brief account of the life and work of István Vincze, a prominent Hungarian statistician is given. His contributions in various topics are discussed. They include: empirical distribution; Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistics; information theory; Cramér-Fréchet-Rao inequality; estimation of density; and a characterization problem.

Keywords: Empirical distribution; power function; entropy; Cramér-Fréchet-Rao inequality; density estimation; entire function.

AMS 2000 subject classification: 60C05; 30D20; 60G50; 62B10; 62F10; 62G05; 62G30; 94A17.