John Tukey


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John Tukey

(person)
The eminent statistician credited with coining the term "bit" in 1949.

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html), Clive tells the story about how while at Princeton on a Harkness fellowship he and Michio Hatanaka were introduced to spectral analysis by John Tukey who taught them how to use this new tool of time series analysis.
Over 30 years ago, a talented statistician named John Tukey published a book on exploratory data analysis that was extremely valuable in opening eyes as to simple ways of examining (the then) small data sets to highlight patterns, trends and perhaps discover previously unsuspected occurrences; (1) in effect "let the data speak for itself.
John Tukey, known for coining the term "software," was a Bell Labs employee for forty years.