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Thoughts from John Tukey by Freakalytics

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  • 1. Great thoughts from John Tukey...Far better an approximate answer to the right question, Freakalytics, LLC
  • 2. Great thoughts from John Tukey...Far better an approximate answer to the right question, than the exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.... Freakalytics, LLC
  • 3. Great thoughts from John TukeyOnce upon a time statisticians only explored. Freakalytics, LLC
  • 4. Great thoughts from John TukeyOnce upon a time statisticians only explored.Then they learned to confirm exactly – to confirm a few things exactly, each under very specific circumstances.As they emphasized exact confirmation, their techniques inevitably became less flexible. Freakalytics, LLC
  • 5. Great thoughts from John TukeyOnce upon a time statisticians only explored.Then they learned to confirm exactly - to confirm a few things exactly,each under very specific circumstances.As they emphasized exact confirmation, their techniques inevitablybecame less flexible.The connection of the most used techniques with past insights was weakened.Anything to which a confirmatory procedure was not explicitly attached was decried as mere descriptive statistics, no matter how much we had learned from it. Freakalytics, LLC
  • 6. Great thoughts from John TukeyThere is no data that can be displayed in a pie chart, Freakalytics, LLC
  • 7. Great thoughts from John TukeyThere is no data that can be displayed in a pie chart, that cannot be displayed BETTER in some other type of chart. Freakalytics, LLC
  • 8. Great thoughts from John TukeyIn our opinion, Tukey was one of the greatest data analysts of all timeHe coined the terms “bits” and “software”He was a professor at Princeton and executive director at Bell LabsHe was an eminent statistician making many important contributionsincluding: Techniques for "robust analysis" Approaches to exploratory data analysis Developing graphing and plotting methods Numerous publications on time series analysis Fast Fourier transform- critical today in the fields of physics and electrical engineering Freakalytics, LLC