Thursday, January 15, 2009

Watch U.S. Statistics in motion

You can now use the statistical analysis site Gapminder to visualize U.S. statistics for population, immigration, unemployment, health and income, comparing regions wthin in the United States -- as well as comparing U.S. stats with other countries in the world.

See gaps within the U.S.

You may have seen Hans Rosling's incredible TED conference demos of the same software, which he uses to point out false assumptions about -- and dramatic change in -- the "first" and "third" worlds.

If not, watch these:
"The Trendalyzer software (recently acquired by Google) turns complex global trends into lively animations, making decades of data pop. Asian countries, as colorful bubbles, float across the grid - toward better national health and wealth."
Blog site for Gapminder

Gapminder is a non-profit venture promoting sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by increased use and understanding of statistics and other information about social, economic and environmental development at local, national and global levels.


  1. Thanks a lot for your nice comments about Gapminder US!

    However, the link you are using in your Blog is not working, and here is the functional link to the graph:

    Best regards!

  2. thank you for pointing it out! And for sharing your knowledge and statistical visualization tools...
    The problem was a stray space in a URL; it should be working now.