I translated Jean-Marie Nicolas’ paper on second-kind statistics and log-cumulant theory from French to English during the work on my Ph.D. thesis. The paper was my most important reference, yet I do not speak (or read) French, so I used Google Translate and my knowledge of the subject to produce the translation I needed.
I expected the translation to be helpful to others and I am happy to see that many are using it. However, I wish you would follow my advice when citing it:
Please cite primarily the original paper which was published in French in Traitement du Signal. The reason is simple: Jean-Marie Nicolas will not get the honour he deserves unless you cite the original ground-breaking paper:
 Jean-Marie Nicolas, Introduction aux statistiques de deuxième espèce: applications des logs-moments et des logs-cumulants à l’analyse des lois d’images radar, Traitement du Signal, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 139-167, 2002. In French.
If my translation has helped you, then I surely appreciate if you add a citation of the version found in my Ph.D. thesis, or the slightly revised version found on these web pages. These are approved by Nicolas himself, who insisted that I add my name as translator:
 Jean-Marie Nicolas and Stian Normann Anfinsen, Introduction to second-kind statistics: application of log-moments and log-cumulants to analysis of radar images, pp. 141-164 in S.N. Anfinsen, Statistical Analysis of Multilook Polarimetric Radar Images with the Mellin Transform, Ph.D. thesis, University of Tromsø, Department of Physics and Technology, May 2010, Translation from French of .
 Jean-Marie Nicolas and Stian Normann Anfinsen, Introduction to second-kind statistics: application of log-moments and log-cumulants to the analysis of radar image distributions, Technical note, available online, URL: ‘http://eo.uit.no/publications/JMN-TRANS-12.pdf’, 24 pp., May 2012, Translation from French of .
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Stian Normann Anfinsen