The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.
— John W. Tukey. Exploratory Data Analysis. 1977.
Love it. Great words from the father of exploratory data analysis. Have an excellent weekend.
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The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.
Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.
The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.