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Authors: Rogerius Josephus Boscovich (1711-1787) & Johanes Tobias Mayer (1723-1762)
Beginnings of the estimation of $m$ unknown quantities from $n$ emipirical equations (where $n > m$), taking account of the possibility of errors in the observations (later supplanted by the method of least squares)
Category: Statistics & Graphics
Authors: Johanes Tobias Mayer (1723-1762) & Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728-1777) & Moses Harris (1730-1785)
Diagrams developed to represent color systems. In 1758, Mayer developed a system of constructing and naming many of the possible colours. Lambert extended this with a 3D pyramid indicating "depth'' (saturation).
Category: Other