Interested in statistics but wish you could go more than just 100 years on a graph? Or create one that’s more interactive?
In putting together Friday’s seminar on Public Accessible Big Data, I researched further on Gapminder and found a whole new level of awesomeness in statistics.
Using the example of gaps in wealth and health, history, inequalities between nations, and the spread of spanish flu and HIV over 200 years in Gapminder, Hans Rosling (creator of Gapminder) has them all presented in an animated, fun, colorful and alluring manner. It also has tons of incredible built-in statistical information of interesting points supporting the different countries’ points in the graph. I actually became interested in statistics after seeing how Gapminder works.
With each country in the world illustrated by a colourful circle – bigger circle represents bigger population and vice versa – users can fiddle around with timelines and different vertical & horizontal axis. You can also tweak the speed of the graph animation, to match it to your presentation. Take a step further with Gapminder, by uploading your own data and create your own bubble graph in future once Hans Gosling have input this function to do so. Comparing international GDPs had never been so much fun.
This program will make messing around with numbers and maps fun, even if you don’t know nuts about moving average or standard deviation. With Gapminder, you’ll find yourself loving statistics more – whether creating it or trying to understand it! Because I was completely sold after watching this video demonstration by the creator himself! Imagine what digital marketing could be in future with this program!