Saturday, December 11, 2010

Excellent Data Visualisation - Mortality Statistics Meets Modern Video Technology

Exciting statistics on visual display on BBC4. It indeed is an exciting, visually pleasing and modern video. The presenter, Hans Rosling, a statistician and a guru of data animation, makes numbers look matrix-cool! I thought I was watching a 4-minute magic show. Savour in the power of great data visualisation. Watch the life expectancy and wealth progression of 200 countries in 200 years in 4 minutes.

2 comments:

Paul said...

Hans Rosling has been doing this for a while now. You can actually get his software for free here:
http://www.gapminder.org/

It's actually a pretty neat piece of software.

Larry said...

I saw this. This is from the "Joy of Stats" series being shown on BBC. Very interesting and I love the passion of Hans Rosling.