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


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The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.



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

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



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

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



There is no data that can be displayed in a pie chart, that cannot be displayed BETTER in some other type of chart.

There is no data that can be displayed in a pie chart, that cannot be displayed BETTER in some other type of chart.



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.

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.



This is my favorite part about analytics: Taking boring flat data and bringing it to life through visualization.

This is my favorite part about analytics: Taking boring flat data and bringing it to life through visualization.



Be approximately right rather than exactly wrong.

Be approximately right rather than exactly wrong.



Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than the exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.

Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than the exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.



Numerical quantities focus on expected values, graphical summaries on unexpected values.

Numerical quantities focus on expected values, graphical summaries on unexpected values.



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

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





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