Development of the General Statistical archive: 1890 – 2008

Since its inception in 1890, the General Statistical archive is an equally theoretically and practically oriented Journal. The issues and research topics of theoretical but also practical statistics have since of course changed considerably. Statistical theory is overwhelmingly become methodology on a probabilistic basis, and the substantive issues addressed except for the description of real facts today largely on the explanation and prediction of trends and relationships.

The tradition of the General Statistical archive nevertheless remained until today, namely, to be a forum for the development of statistics in meeting a balance between topics of pure theory, of applied theory, to preserve their practical use and interpretation of results. Among the application-related contributions take still questions the extraction and evaluation economic- and social statistics a large space. Another focus is the methods of technical statistics.

In order to meet this broad spectrum, the General Statistical archive from 2007 in two magazines was divided, the To stay – Economic- and Social ArchiveAcademic and the To stay – Advances in Statistical Analysis. Then they led together the tradition of the original magazine continues.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the magazine a register band appeared in 1991, in which all previously published articles are prepared bibliographisch. It also contains information about the history of the General Statistical Archive and the German Statistical Society. A selection of the data is as Online-Register accessible.