If my wife, the physician, has taught me anything, it’s that everything that has to do with the human body has a medical term or classification for it – and I mean everything. The other day she came home and asked, “Have you ever heard of the Bristol Stool Chart?” I hadn’t, so she described. It’s classifications for dootie. I thought it was a joke, but there’s a Wikipedia entry for it. Ergo, it must be true.
Data Underload #21: Exit Strategy
Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math
I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.
Life expectancy changes
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.