Throw away your Excel Charts ...

Have you ever got frustrated when spending a huge effort in customizing your excel charts to make them look nice and more important - to convey findings from your data.

Here's Hans Rosling on TedTalk in which he debunks a few myths about the "developing" world. What impressed me is the Gapminder tool that he used to plot the animated charts. It provides much better understandings of the data and it is amazing to see how simple visualization can provide valuable insights.

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