Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Data visualization video with Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling is Professor of Global Health at Stockholm’s prestigious Karolinska Institute and founder of the Gapminder Foundation. He’s a man who revels in the glorious nerdery of stats – and in The Joy of Stats he entertainingly explores the history of statistics, how statistics works mathematically, and how with statistics we can take the massive deluge of data of today’s computer age and use it to see the world as it really is – not just as we imagine it to be.

Enjoy Rosling's latest data visualization video:

Rosling’s famous lectures use enormous quantities of public data to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Rosling became widely know through his great TED talk in 2006.

Google allows users to create their own Rosling-style interactive bubble charts: Google visualization tools.

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