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[GIF] Dynamic Bubble Chart for Time Series

Posted 3 years ago
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I was inspired by Hans Rosling talking on TED in 2006. The dynamic bubble chart tells a good story. His speech was recorded in 2006, so I am wondering what has changed after nearly 10 years later.

W|A provides same quality data and I should plot those data with BubbleChart, easily. Unfornately, BubbleChart has a very strange diameter, so I use Graphics instead, finally.

GIF shows below with totally 57 countries for time series from 1964 to 2013.

  • each bubble stand for a country (diameter is population);
  • biggest bubble is China, 2nd biggest is India, etc;
  • x axis is total fertility rate, y axes is life expectancy;
  • population less than 10 million are filtered. (If too less population, the point is really too small.);
  • country history data is available from W|A

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Nice visualisation! great job! Perhaps add PlotRangeClipping -> True to your plot so the circles are not plotted outside the box.

Posted 3 years ago

Hi Sander, Good eyesight! Thank your for your tips!

Posted 3 years ago

Hi Wu,I'm very amazed by Hans Rosling splendid exposition using his amazing tool -bought by Google-..please give us the code for generating this beautiful living charts--very informative--..please show us the code..it will be highly generous..

Posted 3 years ago

Hi Wu,I want to tell you that Rosling has many other presentations since 2006..try youtube and you'll find a series of gorgeous talks by Rosling in different places in the world..this is the site where you find the software he uses in his talks..with updated data:

http://www.gapminder.org/

Google after buying this piece of ingenious code..called "Trendalyzer "..had integrate it ..with some modifications in their online docs.

Dear @Frederick Wu, very nice post! Could you share the code for this post? You can paste it in the post or attach the notebook.

Posted 3 years ago

I attached the code with data on top. Download all data from WA is time consuming.

Posted 3 years ago

Thank you @Frederick Wu ,I've also found a very similar demonstration in the wolfram demonstrations website,very sophisticated ,well designed and very helpful,thank you again.

Evolution of the Fertility, Life Expectancy, and Population in Different Parts of World

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