The Joy of Stats

Update 2011.12.31: Video has since been made private. You could try searching for it.

I caught this on iPlayer originally, but a legitimate copy seems to have been uploaded to YouTube for everyone to enjoy. Good documentary, especially the first half.

Documentary which takes viewers on a rollercoaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics to explore the remarkable power thay have to change our understanding of the world, presented by superstar boffin Professor Hans Rosling, whose eye-opening, mind-expanding and funny online lectures have made him an international internet legend.

Rosling is a man who revels in the glorious nerdiness of statistics, and here he entertainingly explores their history, how they work mathematically and how they can be used in today’s computer age to see the world as it really is, not just as we imagine it to be.

via BBC Four Programmes – The Joy of Stats – bbc.co.uk

You may know Hans Rosling from his fantastic TED talks.

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