Monday, July 7, 2008

OECD Factbook and Trendalyzer


Data from the OECD Factbook 2008: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics can be viewed as animated bubble charts using Trendalyzer software from Gapminder.

Track how Australia has changed over time in comparison with other countries. Just click "View Factbook data using Trendalyzer" from the Factbook entry page.

Hans Rosling's Gapminder website includes a range of resources aiming to 'convert boring numbers into enjoyable, animated and interactive graphics': http://www.gapminder.org/

Create your own bubble chart
Google acquired the software behind Trendalyzer in 2007 and their first output is now up and running as a free Google Gadget called Motion Chart. It allows everyone to make a gapminder-like bubble graph that you can publish on your web-page or blog, using google spreadsheets.

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