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Hans Rosling and Gapminder: Revolutionizing Data in Global Health

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Hans Rosling and Gapminder: Revolutionizing Data in Global Health

Hans Rosling was as spry as ever during his talk sponsored by the Harvard Statistics Department in late October, a preacher of sorts for the clear communication of data on global trends. At one point, Rosling illustrated the pitfalls of PowerPoint presentations by circling the stage with his pants rolled up—what he considers the sartorial equivalent to small font size on a slide. Communicating data in an elegant and informative way was the vision behind the Trendalyzer software developed by Rosling’s Gapminder Foundation in 2006, a vision that has continued to grow under the direction of Google since Trendalyzer was acquired by the company in 2007.

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