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Author Topic: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.  (Read 10104 times)

JavaJones

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Google and Gapminder have gotten together to create a very cool graphing visualizer of a bunch of interesting world statistics. And the coolest part is you can graph it over time and actually watch as the stats change! Compare average lifespan to number of physicians per capita and see if doctors really make us live longer - then watch the graph change over up to 50 years of data. Cool stuff. :)

http://tools.google.com/gapminder/

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Re: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2006, 10:50:55 PM »
that is very VERY cool.

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Re: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006, 10:59:08 PM »
Nice!
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Re: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2006, 05:25:45 AM »
Very interesting, great find JavaJones!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2006, 08:17:45 AM »
Weird... this is the 2nd time I've had rendering issues with Firefox....  Attached is what I see in the top of this thread.
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Re: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2006, 08:57:25 AM »
Weird... this is the 2nd time I've had rendering issues with Firefox....  Attached is what I see in the top of this thread.
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solution :P

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Re: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2006, 09:45:42 AM »
Only if you like Opera - maybe I haven't given it enough of a chance but it doesn't feel at all intuitive to me - plus (big one) it doesn't support RoboForm.

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Re: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2006, 11:27:43 AM »
Carol,
I think all that roboForm does, opera does by default (at least opera 9 beta)

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Re: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2006, 12:31:49 PM »
Yes it may but I don't want to have to copy all my roboform data to Opera and then be stuck using only opera ...

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Re: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2006, 12:06:30 AM »
Now things look totally normal.... weird.  :huh:
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Re: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2006, 01:23:40 AM »
Yeah, I had the same,... looked funky before, looks ok now.
That's a very interesting graph thingie. I passed the url to a friend of mine that studies geographics and demographics. Some interesting results.
I moved from Belgium to the US last year and there's some results there that I always suspected.
There's lots of industry in belgium and lots of city, not much nature around.
Mind you that belgium is a very tiny country, and yet, when you look at the CO2 emission graph(in tons per capita), it is way up there, very close to Japan. Then if you look at
the urban population percentage, it is the 4th in the world, scoring close to hong kong and Macao, in China.
Also interesting is when you look at the military budgets, the US scores very high, along with China.
Hehe, that last one kinda shows the urge to take over the world. Singapore is way up there, along with Jordan and Pakistan.

Then also interesting how Luxembourg is RICH!! if you look at income per capita.

Strange result: Why does Cuba have so many physicians?





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Re: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2006, 11:27:31 AM »
Nice tool, but please remember that correlation does not equal causation. Like the example the first poster gave, (paraphrasing) "do more doctors per capita increase the average lifespan"? Even if the two are found to be in correlation, that's far from proving causation.

Statistics are evil, evil things designed to kill us all. Oh, wait, I didn't mean to type that.

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Re: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2006, 08:31:22 PM »
Hehe, yes this is very true. My example was not intended to be particularly serious. Nonetheless it's fun to look at. :D

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Re: Extremely cool visualization of global statistics over time.
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2006, 01:36:51 AM »
Weird... this is the 2nd time I've had rendering issues with Firefox

That happens to me rarely, but when it does I just refresh the page and it's better. It's as if the CSS doesn't load properly or something.