Friday, September 6, 2013

John W. Tukey

“Statistics is a science in my opinion, and it is no more a branch of mathematics than are physics, chemistry and economics; for if its methods fail the test of experience – not the test of logic – they are discarded.”

Box plot, stem and leaf plot, ANOVA and, yes, even bit, software and vacuum cleaner are terms coined by John Wilder Tukey. Read more about him at

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