# John Tukey Quotes

Enjoy the top 16 famous quotes, sayings and quotations by John Tukey.

“An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.”

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“The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone's backyard.”

— 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

— 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

It's better to solve the right problem approximately than to solve the wrong problem exactly.

— John Tukey

When communicating results to non-technical types there is nothing better than a clear visualization to make your point.

— John Tukey

“Be approximately right rather than exactly wrong.”

— John Tukey

To be able to say that "if we change our point of view in the following way ... things are simpler" is always a gain.

— John Tukey

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