John Tukey

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Data exploration banned

Statistician John Tukey, who coined Exploratory Data Analysis, talked a lot about using visualization to find meaning in your data. You don’t always know what you’re looking, so you explore it visually. Etyn Adar, who teaches information visualization at the University of Michigan, makes a good case for banning the phrase in his students’ project proposals. For all the clever names he created for things (software, bit, cepstrum, quefrency) what’s...

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Not just one chart

There is no more reason to expect one graph to "tell all" than to expect one number to do the same. —John Tukey, Exploratory Data Analysis, 1977. Tags: John Tukey

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