John Tukey

American mathematician

1915   -   2000

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: Spanish
educated at: Brown University, Princeton University
occupation: politician, statistician, university teacher, computer scientist, chemist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Wilks Memorial Award, IEEE Medal of Honor, National Medal of Science, Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Foreign Member of the Royal Society

John Wilder Tukey (; June 16, 1915 – July 26, 2000) was an American mathematician best known for 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'.
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