John Tukey Quotes and Sayings  Page 1

“The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.”
 John Tukey 
“This is my favorite part about analytics: Taking boring flat data and bringing it to life through visualization.”
 John Tukey 
“When communicating results to nontechnical types there is nothing better than a clear visualization to make your point.”
 John Tukey 
“An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.”
 John Tukey 
“It's better to solve the right problem approximately than to solve the wrong problem exactly.”
 John Tukey 
“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.”
 John Tukey 
“Be approximately right rather than exactly wrong.”
 John Tukey 
“If we are going to make a mark (key 21), it might as well be a meaningful one.”
 John Tukey 
“Numerical quantities focus on expected values, graphical summaries on unexpected values.”
 John Tukey 
“There is no data that can be displayed in a pie chart, that cannot be displayed BETTER in some other type of chart.”
 John Tukey 
“In a single sentence the moral is: admit that complexity always increases, first from the model you fit to the data, thence to the model you use to think about and plan about the experiment and its analysis, and thence to the true situation.”
 John Tukey 
“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.”
 John Tukey 
“The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone's backyard.”
 John Tukey 
“One of my favorite ways to easily review results is Google Analytics Dashboards. Don't have dashboards set up? I can help you set one up.”
 John Tukey 
“Visualization is often used for evil  twisting insignificant data changes and making them look meaningful. Don't do that crap if you want to be my friend. Present results clearly and honestly. If something isn't working  those reviewing results need to know.”
 John Tukey 
“I know of no person or group that is taking nearly adequate advantage of the graphical potentialities of the computer.”
 John Tukey
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