The Joy of Visualizations

November 29, 2010

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

This is a clip from the forthcoming BBC4 program, The Joy of Stats:


The clip shows Hans Rosling (who we've profiled here before), plotting life expectancy versus income for various countries, and animating over time. The clip amply demonstrates that with the right presentation and story, even the simplest of scatterplots can be a joy to behold. I'm looking forward to seeing the entire program; hopefully it will be broadcast here in the States sometime soon.

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