Barry’s post referenced the work of Hans Rosling and gapminder.org. Hans Rosling is one of my data visualization heroes and I use Mr Rosling’s work as demonstration material when I teach Qlikview, particularly his widely viewed “Health and Wealth of Nations” time series animation.
Inevitably, after viewing “Health and Wealth of Nations” my students would ask “Can Qlikview do that?”. My answer used to be “I’m not sure”, but some time back I set out to recreate the same animation in QV. So the answer is now “yes”, but ironically, I haven’t had a student ask since I developed it. I have to wear an anticipatory grin and prompt the students with “Do you think Qlikvew can do that?”.
For the record, here’s the QV version of Gapminder’s “Health and Wealth of Nations”. You can download a working QVW that includes the animation here. Click the green play button and watch it march through the years from 1800 to 2009.