Focusing on the full picture with data

Sep 8, 2015

I don’t know the full context of this discussion, but in the interview below, Hans Rosling talks to media person Adam Holm about why we shouldn’t use the media to form our opinions about the world. Media person disputes. Rosling puts foot on table and says Holm is wrong.

Hard to argue with that.

See also Rosling’s 2014 TED talk on how to not be ignorant about the world.

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Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data

Data is an abstraction, and it’s impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize the uncertainty.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways

“Let the data speak” they say. But what happens when the data rambles on and on?

Best Data Visualization Projects of 2016

Here are my favorites for the year.