What was the first table of random numbers of any sort?
The best I can do is Tippett and Pearson's Random Sampling Numbers of 1927.
Can anybody identify an earlier table?
Thanks for any insight.
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Erastus De Forest's 1876 booklet on Interpolation and Adjustment of Series has an early table of random numbers on page 18, or in columns (5) and (6) of the below. Stephen Stigler's article on Stochastic Simulation in the 19th Century discusses this, and also work by George Darwin, Francis Galton, and William Gosset.