Joy of Stats coming soon

The Joy of Stats really is a joy.  It will be shown on BBC4, apparently scheduled for December 7.  (That date comes from Hans Rosling on twitter, I haven’t found scheduling evidence at the BBC.)

I saw its debut at the Royal Statistical Society on World Statistics Day. Here is a five minute excerpt:

You can see more of Hans Rosling via Ideas for World Statistics Day. David Spiegelhalter is another person who appears in the film. He is involved with the Understanding Uncertainty website.

The software that is visible in the film is Gapminder, but it is a safe bet that R is used in several of the projects that are discussed.  You can see a bit of a bridge between the two from the talk by Markus Gesmann and Eric Wambach “Google motion charts with R” at LondonR.

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  2. Pat says:

    It is indeed scheduled to air on December 7 at 21:00, with repeats December 8 at 0:00 and 3:30 all on BBC4.

  3. Ray says:

    Does anyone know whether that will be available to common mortals (i.e., US immigrant masses, non UK crown subjects?)

  4. Pat says:

    The producers say that it will be freely available on the Gapminder site soon after the broadcast. There are also negotiations to show it on US television — PBS, one would presume — but nothing definite on that front.

  5. Pat says:

    The Economist article Making data dance on Hans Rosling.

  6. John Hedge says:

    Thank you for bringing this show to my attention, Pat. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  7. Pat says:

    The full documentary is now available via Gapminder:

  8. John Hedge says:

    I also like the graphics. Are you, have you implemented them in PP?

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