1/23/2007

01-23-07 - 1

Another amazing Google secret : gapminder !! This thing is super cool. Mouse over everything, just about every piece of it is interactive.

In the end it seems like there's primarily only one factor, though, which is something like "developedness" (degree of industrialization) and pretty much all the statistics have a linear+bias relationship to that. It would be interesting to do an SVD, the 1st component would surely be something like that, then it would be interesting to see what the next axes were, eg. what are the next most important factors in characterizing a population other than economic development.

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