Content [Index]

This document provides an authoratitive statement of the use of statistics in crystallography. The document contains a Glossary of statistical terms and sections on the following topics: There is a description of the historical background of the production of this document.


The hypertext document has been made by editing together two separate reports commissioned by the International Union of Crystallography:
  • A report published in 1989 written by D. Schwarzenbach, S.C. Abrahams, H.D. Flack, W. Gonschorek, Th. Hahn, K. Huml, R.E. Marsh, E. Prince, B.E. Robertson, J.S. Rollett and A.J.C. Wilson
  • A report published in 1995 written by D. Schwarzenbach, S.C. Abrahams, H.D. Flack, E. Prince and A.J.C. Wilson

Your comments

Comments on the statistical and crystallographic content of this document should be sent to Dieter Schwarzenbach at e-mail and comments and difficulties concerning the WWW presentation of this text to the Statistical-Descriptors Webmaster


This document is available at URL

Get Started

[Next], [Index], [Glossary]

© 1989, 1995 International Union of Crystallography
Updated 15th July 1997