very cool excerpt from BBC doco “The Joy of Stats”

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2 Responses to very cool excerpt from BBC doco “The Joy of Stats”

  1. Magpie says:

    Hi Econogirl and welcome to the blogging scene!

    Yep, that’s cool. Have a look at the Gapminder site, where the data come from:

    http://www.gapminder.org/

    If you click on the Garpminder World tab (on top) you’ll see the same data presented in the video (but there’s a treasure trove of other data, as well).

    If you see the display options (under the chart), change from log (which appears to be the default option), to lin.

    The chart clearly changes: but it looks like income has a marginally decreasing effect on life expectancy. Telling, eh?

  2. econogirl says:

    thanks for the link Magpie – an awesome site for stats nerds! The log/lin difference is a good reminder to always pay close attention to the axis…

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