Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stats Are Cool?

How many of you have sat through endless lectures in university staring at graphs and statistics, all the while wondering, "How could this get anymore boring?" Yes, we’ve all been there, and wish we were anywhere else but. Graphs and plotting data points can be quite boring; staring at them and attempting to analyze them the same. Well not anymore!  Hans Rosling has made it extremely cool and interesting! He has brought us Gapminder. An exceptionally designed website, chalk full of social, economic, educational, environmental, etc. statistics that you can use to plot and analyze. It allows you to look at the world from a different perspective and appreciate various countries’ places in the world. The only way to really appreciate what I’m saying is to watch Hans explain:
From there, explore the website, plot some data, and never let anyone ever say “stats are not cool”.