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# papier graphique gausso-arithmétique

## English translation: normal probability (graph) paper / Gaussian probability graph paper / arithmetic probability paper

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 French term or phrase: papier graphique gausso-arithmétique English translation: normal probability (graph) paper / Gaussian probability graph paper / arithmetic probability paper Entered by:

 20:35 Mar 1, 2016
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 French term or phrase: papier graphique gausso-arithmétique "Pour étudier la normalité on aurait également pu utiliser le test de la droite de Henry. Cette méthode consiste en l’utilisation d’un papier graphique gausso-arithmétique, spécialement gradué sur lequel une courbe normale devient une ligne droite." I am looking for a specific kind of paper, which might be a kind of logarithmic paper but with some differencies concerning the vertical scale. You can find a pretty clear definition of it on the french wikipedia: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droite_de_Henry and some images on google: https://www.google.fr/search?q=papier graphique gausso arith... thanks for your help !
 Marina DenogentFrance Local time: 21:13
 probability graph paper / Gaussian probability graph paper / arithmetic probability paper Explanation:Found quite a few hits on Google, which would be worth your while looking at for any other posisbilities. This one seemd pretty convincing: A Random Walk Through Fractal Dimensions https://books.google.fr/books?isbn=3527615989 Brian H. Kaye - 2008 - ‎Technology & Engineering This type of graph paper is variously known as probability graph paper, Gaussian probability graph paper or arithmetic probability paper. Engineers, with their ...--------------------------------------------------Note added at 21 minutes (2016-03-01 20:57:09 GMT)--------------------------------------------------It has a symmetrically-stretched Y-axis scale on the left, corresponding to the shape of a Gaussian 'normal' distribution, with a +/– arithmetic scale on the right, enabling certain statistical factors to be read directly off the curve as plotted.
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normal probability paper
 Roy vd Heijden

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probability graph paper / Gaussian probability graph paper / arithmetic probability paper

Explanation:
Found quite a few hits on Google, which would be worth your while looking at for any other posisbilities. This one seemd pretty convincing:

A Random Walk Through Fractal Dimensions

Brian H. Kaye - 2008 - ‎Technology & Engineering

This type of graph paper is variously known as probability graph paper, Gaussian probability graph paper or arithmetic probability paper. Engineers, with their ...

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It has a symmetrically-stretched Y-axis scale on the left, corresponding to the shape of a Gaussian 'normal' distribution, with a +/– arithmetic scale on the right, enabling certain statistical factors to be read directly off the curve as plotted.

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Reference: normal probability paper

Reference information:
« Le Normal Probability Plot, aussi appelé droite de Henry, est une analyse graphique pour vérifier si une série de données est répartie d’une manière « Normale ». Le principe est plutôt simple : à partir de nos données originelles, on va construire une série de données « théoriques » via la loi normale. En traçant un graphique représentant en X nos valeurs originelles et en Y nos valeurs théoriques, nous devrions obtenir une ligne droite si celles-ci sont normales. »
(http://www.wikilean.com/Articles/Analyse/9-Les-tests-d-hypot...

“In a normal probability plot (also called a "normal plot"), the sorted data are plotted vs. values selected to make the resulting image look close to a straight line if the data are approximately normally distributed. Deviations from a straight line suggest departures from normality. The plotting can be manually performed by using a special graph paper, called normal probability paper.”
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_probability_plot)

“Normal probability paper is another graph paper with rectangles of variable widths. It is designed so that "the graph of the normal distribution function is represented on it by a straight line", i.e. it can be used for a normal probability plot.”
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graph_paper)

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"ARITHMETIC PROBABILITY PAPER Arithmetic Probability Paper—A graph paper, also called normal probability paper, with uniform subdivisions for one scale and the other scale ruled in such a way that a cumulative normal distribution plots as a straight line."

« Droite de Henri

C’est une pratique tombée en désuétude qui se réalisait sur un papier spécial dit papier gausso-arithmétique qui par anamorphose transformait la sigmoïde de la fonction de répartition de loi normale en une droite. D’après Funkhouser [4], l’intérêt d’une tel papier fut soulignée par Francis Galton en 1899 [5] et introduit aux États-Unis d’Amérique en 1914 par Hazen [7] sous le nom de arithmetic probability paper. Un papier similaire fut introduit indépendamment en Angleterre par Dufton en 1930 sous le nom de permille paper [2], ce même auteur fit d’ailleurs remarquer [3] qu’il y avait une erreur dans l’article de Hazen [7]. En France, la tradition remonte encore plus loin [1], le terme de droite de
Henri fait référence aux cours donnés en 1894 par le colonel Henri `a l’école d’artillerie Fontainebleau [8]. Il a introduit un papier gausso-arithémtique pour vérifier la normalité de la portée de tir des canons (voir aussi [6] pour la solution de Lhoste à l’épineux problème de l’auto-corrélation temporelle des conditions de tir). Le terme de ”droite de Henry” ou ”droite de Henri”1 perdure en France.
1 l’orthographe des noms de famille n’a pas toujours été stable... »

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 Roy vd HeijdenBelgiumNative speaker of: Dutch

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agree  DLyons: That's the usual name.
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