Friday, December 31, 2010
Video of Joy of Stats by Hans Rosling
Hans Rosling's passion for statistics is infectious. He definitely has a joy about him that persuades the viewer to really enjoy finding new and invigorating ways to explore data. Now for me this is not hard to do as I love data and analyzing. Yet for many in the world mathematics, let alone statistics, is considered a universe all unto its own that they dare not search. Hans breaks down that barrier with The Joy of Stats. No matter your educational interests or background I find it very hard to ignore his plea that statistics is not boring, and dare I say it, sexy.
If you are interested in this video as a eulogy to statistics you would also enjoy Dr. Robert Lewis's essay on Mathematics. Both of these works explain how a world without number analysis is merely a world not worth living. There is so much to explore in so little time. I am so happy that I decided to take a career in Engineering and Operations Research to help the world one datum at a time.