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Re: Something for this list

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  • Subject: [mg96255] Re: Something for this list
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 05:52:10 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gmp0ri$c1l$1@smc.vnet.net>

Well, I'm not going to try and build the tool but I think Mathematica
can come quite close with a couple of standard tools, foremost of
which is the new v7 BubbleChart in combination with Manipulate.
CountryData contains (among many other bits of information)
information on GDP, birth rate, population size and life expectancy.
However, birth rate and life expectancy are available only for a
single year so many of the charts in the TED talk can be done for a
single year only.

Cheers -- Sjoerd

On Feb 9, 12:34 pm, Virgil Stokes <v... at it.uu.se> wrote:
> Please check out the following links:
>
> Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen
>
> http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_...
>
> New insights on poverty and life around the world
>
> http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/hans_rosling_reveals_new_insights_...
>
> There are three reasons for posting this message: 1) to challenge
> Mathematica 7 gurus to
> produce an equivalent tool (look at the videos) for the dynamic display
> of data, 2) a request to include
> these poverty data in Mathematics WWW data sets (if they are not yet
> there), and 3) to
> make the mathgroup list aware of the TED talks site.
>
> --V. Stokes



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