The Gapminder World 2006

Fascinating! From the Google labs. There are a number of variables that can be graphed against each other (e.g. Child mortality, population, Internet Users) – scales can be linear or logarithmic. The size of dot for each country can also be related to one of the statistical measures & finally the colour can be set to either an indicator (I couldn’t get that to work though), or a category (region/income group). If you prefer to have the dots on a map, rather than as a scatter diagram, then you can.
Finally – you can either select a single year, or see the changes between 1975 & 2004 as an amination.
Informative & fun!

There’s more information and downloads etc on the Gapminder website.

Via: Tim Lauer

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