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# Great statistics - gapminder

By Murray Bourne, 25 Aug 2006

Do yourself a favour and check out the brilliant animated presentations of data at: Gapminder. I love Gapminder's vision:

Making sense of the world by having fun with statistics!

From their About page:

Gapminder is a non-profit venture for development and provision of free software that visualise human development. This is done in collaboration with universities, UN organisations, public agencies and non-governmental organisations.

The video intro on Gapminder's data visualization by the enthusiastic Hans Rosling is a good place to start.

Here is an example, showing Egypt's child survival rate improvement from 1960 to 2003, compared to per capita GDP.

## From Third World to First

You can see Singapore's dramatic improvement in living conditions since the 1960s (the yellow dots represent stats for each year. Up and right is good.):

A lot of their visualizations are free to download. I love it.

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