Fascinating BBC documentary on statistics and data visualisation
The BBC will broadcast an interesting hour-long documentary next Tuesday December 7th called The Joy of Stats. The programme is hosted by internet boffin Professor Hans Rosling (@hansrosling) and will be aired at 9pm on BBC 4.
The show “takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics” and explores the power they have to change our understanding of the world around us.
“Without statistics we are cast adrift on an ocean of confusion, but armed with stats we can take control of our lives, hold our rulers to account and see the world as it really is”.
Below is a fascinating video clip [4:48] from the show. The visualisations are generated using CGI, allowing Rosling to immerse himself in the data and make the documentary especially interesting. Share your thoughts in the comments.