Mathematicians born on this day:
1801 : Plücker |
Mathematicians who died on this day:
1902 : Schröder |

Julius Plücker | Julius Petersen | John Tukey |

**John Tukey** (1915 - 2000)

In a world in which the price of calculation continues to decrease rapidly, but the price of theorem proving continues to hold steady or increase, elementary economics indicates that we ought to spend a larger and larger fraction of our time on calculation.

*American Statistician* **40** (1986)

Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians

JOC/EFR January 2013
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