Wise Words from John Tukey

Posted to Quotes  |  Nathan Yau

John Tukey

The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.

— John W. Tukey. Exploratory Data Analysis. 1977.

Love it. Great words from the father of exploratory data analysis. Have an excellent weekend.

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