John Wilder Tukey ForMemRS was an American mathematician best known for development of the FFT algorithm and box plot. The Tukey range test, the Tukey lambda distribution, the Tukey test of additivity, and the Teichmüller–Tukey lemma all bear his name. He is also credited with coining the term 'bit'.
|Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than an exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.||Management & Managing Government|
|The combination of some data and an aching desire for an answer does not ensure that a reasonable answer can be extracted from a given body of data.||Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology ;Social Sciences|
|An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.|
|Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than the exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.|
|Numerical quantities focus on expected values, graphical summaries on unexpected values.|