Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Joy of Stats is finally online

My first post of 2011. I have been writing this blog for nearly two years now and am happy to keep having the energy and the enthusiasm to keep at it. Like I have said earlier on why I blog, this is way for me to keep abreast of the latest development in the fields of data mining, analytics and visualization.

The Joy of Stats program was aired in BBC4 in December 2010. Now the video is available on Hans Rosling's Gapminder website. This was the program from which the data visualization examples used for mapping San Francisco crimes, the graphics made by Florence Nightingale and the Gapminder visualization of the economic and demographic statistics of different countries over the last 200 years are highlighted.

Another example of nifty graphics. The New York Times has been a trendsetter in putting up very clever and informative graphics supporting its news stories. Amanda Cox of the NYT graphics department did a presentation recently on some of the examples that the NYT has used in its print as well as its online media. This is a long presentation but worth sitting through.

Hopefully you will enjoy both these presentations!

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