Last month, we posted a dazzling clip – Hans Rosling tracing health trends within 200 countries over 200 years, using 120,000 data points, all in 4 minutes. Pretty quickly you saw why Rosling has earned a reputation for presenting data in extremely imaginative ways. The video was an outtake from a BBC documentary called “The Joy of Stats,” which is now fully available online. It runs 59 minutes and takes you on a “rollercoaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics.” When it’s all over, you’ll never doubt that stats can change how you understand our world.
The Joy of Stats will be added to our collection of Free Documentaries Online, a subset of our collection, 4,000+ Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, Documentaries & More.
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