Mathematicians Of The Day
On this day in 1609, Thomas Harriot made the earliest telescopic observation in England. He sketched the Moon, which was at that time 5 days old, viewing it through a telescope with a magnification of 6.
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Quotation of the day
From John Tukey
If we need a short suggestion of what exploratory data analysis is, I would suggest that
- It is an attitude AND
- A flexibility AND
- Some graph paper (or transparencies, or both).