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What are the first names of S. F. Buck? He/She has several publications 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. I tried to find the author on the pages listed and also in articles citing him/her, but in vain. General strategies on how to find first names are welcomed too.

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According to Google Scholar, the author's first name is Samuel.

To find this, I did the following:

  • Do a Google Scholar search for one of S. F. Buck's papers; I chose the following paper which was linked in a comment above: A Method of Estimation of Missing Values in Multivariate Data Suitable for use with an Electronic Computer

  • Click on the "cite" link (quote symbol) at the Google Scholar result for the above paper

  • The MLA and Chicago citation style formats both list the author's first name as Samuel

  • I overlooked this nice littel button. However I want to point out, that this is only "save" when used on the article actually cited. For example the article "Report on a Study of Environmental Factors associated with Lung Cancer and Bronchitis Mortality in Areas of North East England." was coauthored by a Stephan Frank Buck. – Qaswed Feb 13 '18 at 14:15
  • @Qaswed What are you trying to explain? – user2768 Feb 13 '18 at 14:48
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    Suppose you want to know who wrote "The prediction of lean percentage of pigs of bacon weight from carcass measurements" you find it was "S. F. Buck". Now the button mentioned also only states "S. F. Buck". If you now look up who wrote "A method of estimation of missing values in multivariate data suitable for use with an electronic computer" you find "Samuel F. Buck". But if you look up "Report on a Study of Environmental Factors associated with Lung Cancer and Bronchitis Mortality in Areas of North East England", you find "Stephan Frank Buck". – Qaswed Feb 13 '18 at 14:58
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    So the publications are written by different individual, who share the same abbreviated name. – Qaswed Feb 13 '18 at 15:00

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