Hans Rosling: Stats That Reshape Your World View

More than three years, ago I have introduced to you an amazing software called Gapminder which enables users to visualize trends through animated bubble charts. The software has a preloaded data about countries all over the world and it lets the user chose what to put on the horizontal and vertical axes. The users can then choose the start time and end time of the data and watch the bubbles move with respect to the time slider.

Well, I don’t think I need to explain more. Watch Professor Hans Rosling, co-founder of Gapminder Foundation use Gapminder and be amazed about how statistics can explain what is happening in our world.  » Read more

Storytelling and Statistics at their finest

Statistics is often viewed as a boring subject which is composed of loads of data, graphs, and spreadsheets.  If this is your view of statistics, try seeing the video below (both content and graphics), and see if your view of it is the same after watching the video. The video presents an analysis of health and wealth of 200 countries in  the past 200 years.

The software used on the video is Gapminder, and the presenter is Hans Rosling,is one of the founders of the Gapminder Foundation. The video shows how statistics is applied in the real world. I