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John Tukey

American statistician

Died when: 85 years 20 days (1020 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

 

John Tukey

John Wilder Tukey (;June 16, 1915 – July 26, 2000) was an American mathematician and statistician, best known for the development of the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm and box plot.

The Tukey range test, the Tukey lambda distribution, the Tukey test of additivity, and the Teichmüller–Tukey lemma all bear his name.

He is also credited with coining the term 'bit' and the first published use of the word software.


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