Hans Rosling -The Joy of Stats

“I kid you not, statistics are now the sexiest subject on the planet.”

Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling is my idol, his online lectures are of this eye-opening, mind-expanding and funny kind. He is not only the developer of gapminder, a really cool information visualization software for animation of statistics but also an international known medical doctor, academic, statistician and public speaker.
In his videos ‘The Joy of Stats’ he shows exactly why some people (including me) have a passion for statistics, it is exciting and fun to find the story behind the data, tell it in a visual appealing way and make sense of the world.

You can find many more great lectures on TED or of The Joy of Stats series.

UPDATE: The Joy of Stats is now available in its entirety on Gapminder



One Response to Hans Rosling -The Joy of Stats

  1. Winfried Appl says:

    If you’re into data visualization, make sure to check out http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/ and http://processing.org/ – it’s fun 🙂 Great blog by the way!

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