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I Can Spend Hours On This

The web provides such powerful ways to display data, and I’m delighted when people take advantage of this.  It looks like this one came out almost a year ago, but it’s new to me – and maybe new to you.

Gapminder let’s you look at various statistics about countries.  It’s incredibly rich.  Press play and you are simultaneously looking at how each country fares in two statistical measurements, the relative population size, the geographical region – as they vary over time!  Make sure you click on the axes and see the different statistics you can see, click a couple countries for highlighting, and more – the 1-minute demo you get from the help link shows a number of features.

And once you get over the data display, you can even learn from the data.