Memories of John W. Tukey

Under Construction! In reading over John Tukey's old speeches and papers collected in the Bell Labs archive, we decided to record some of the more interesting comments he made on mathematics, data analysis and the profession of statistics. If you would like to contribute to this list, please send us e-mail.
Tukey on Statistics and Computer Science
Today, software and hardware together provide far more powerful factories than most statisticians realize, factories that many of today's most able young people find exciting and worth learning about on their own. Their interest can help us greatly, if statistics starts to make much more nearly adequate use of the computer. However, if we fail to expand our uses, their interest in computers can cost us many of our best recruits, and set us back many years.


From "The technical tools of statistics," November, 1964