Mathematician:John Wilder Tukey

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American mathematician working mainly in the field of statistics.

Made contributions in the fields of nonparametric methods, robustness studies and interpretation of computer graphics.

Developed the use of the box plot, box-and-whisker diagrams and stem-and-leaf displays.

Best known for development of the FFT algorithm.




  • Born: June 16, 1915, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
  • Died: July 26, 2000, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Theorems and Inventions

Results named for John Wilder Tukey can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for John Wilder Tukey can be found here.


  • 1940: Convergence and Uniformity in Topology
  • 1963: The Examination and Analysis of Residuals (Technometrics Vol. 5: 141 – 160) (with F.J. Anscombe)
  • 1977: Exploratory Data Analysis