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Hans Rosling’s Wonderful World of Statistics

stats iconHans Rosling’s 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes – The Joy of Stats – BBC Four
Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before – using augmented reality animation. In this spectacular section of ‘The Joy of Stats’ he tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, Hans shows how the world we live in is radically different from the world most of us imagine.

The Joy of Statistics
Documentary which takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power they have to change our understanding of the world, presented by superstar boffin Professor Hans Rosling, whose eye-opening, mind-expanding and funny online lectures have made him an international internet legend.

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13 thoughts on “Hans Rosling’s Wonderful World of Statistics

  1. Pingback: Another Hans Rosling Extravaganza–Health vs. Wealth « Ask a Tech Teacher

  2. He has another one out that compares health vs. wealth– 200 countries over 200 years in 4 minutes. What a show!

  3. Pingback: Statistics Sparkle with Hans Rosling « The Sizzle in Science

    • A professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, his current work focuses on dispelling common myths about the so-called developing world, which (he points out) is no longer worlds away from the West. In fact, most of the Third World is on the same trajectory toward health and prosperity, and many countries are moving twice as fast as the west did. His presentations really made me think. Thanks so much for viewing and for commenting too. I appreciate it.

  4. I have enjoyed Rosling’s talks on TED as well. I love how he presents his ideas. I had forgotten how much I enjoy his presentations. An inspiring way to spend some time on a quiet afternoon.

  5. Great clip – I was sorry to miss the full programme when it aired here. I will look out for it on the repeat circuit. And I looked up that report on the blogosphere; very interesting analysis. Thankyou timethief :)

    • Hi Joanna,
      I thought the short video was okay but the long one was excellent. :) I’m glad to hear you like it. Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere reports date back to 2004 which is when I began blogging. I always find them interesting so I’m glad you thought this year’s report is too. :)

  6. I love Hans Rosling’s work! I first saw his TED talk, but this video describes that particular story even better. He is truly innovative in the way he presents information using stats + visual aids. It’s inspiring to hear his story! Thank you for sharing it.

    • @Lynn
      Hello there. I too became aware of Hans Rosling through TED talks too. I feel the same way. What an interesting man he is and this video IMHO is great!

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