Young Economics.

Statistics Come to Life!

with 2 comments

WhoA!  I stumbled upon the website gapminder.org and it is AWESOME (hat-tip to Fresh Creation)!!  They use data and statistics to walk you through some of the major issues ongoing in the world today, and do it in an insightful and easy to understand way.  Here’s an example detailing the current development gap between countries.

Other cool topics you can check out are:

There’s many more on the site.  Check it out!

Advertisements

Written by jk

May 10, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Posted in Economic Stuff

Tagged with , ,

2 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Though the presentations are good, it’s basically a website to promote Hans Rosling’s application “Trendalyzer” (you see it in all the videos). I saw a demo of it a few years back. Beautiful graphics, but definitely meant to sell a product.

    bequw

    May 11, 2009 at 12:05 am

  2. I don’t think that’s right Brian.

    The software Trend-anlyzer was acquired by Google in 2006, and is available for anyone to use free. You just need a google account, and then find the “Motion Chart” gadget inside the spreadsheet application.

    Also, the website promotes the website and organization as non-profit. I think this is just a guy who wants to help.

    jk

    May 11, 2009 at 9:05 am


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: