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In Hans Rosling's presentation on Human Development Trends he shows a scatter plot which explodes in to subsets of data. Does anyone know what software was used to create this presentation? I have played with the gapminder software and trendalyzer already and know that they are not capable of doing this.

Here is a link to the entire slideshow: Gapminder Website

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I'm wondering the same thing. Great question! – fideli Nov 16 '10 at 18:53
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I just got an email back from Gapminder, this presentation was handmade in flash.

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@fideli - Thanks for the clarification. I am looking for the software that generated the flash. To answer your question about his other software, he is using Gapminder. You can check it out HERE. If you would like to use your own data, Google has adopted the technology from trendalyzer and is available at:

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Normally I'd complain that this should be a comment rather than answer, but I see that you won't be allowed to do that yet because it hasn't identified you as the question owner and you have <50 rep. To gain ownership of the question so that you can comment correctly, associate this account with your Stack Overflow account on the accounts tab of your user page (or make sure both accounts can use the same openID when logging in). – Joel Coehoorn Nov 16 '10 at 19:55
Thanks Joel, I was trying to figure out why I couldn't comment. – Zack S. Nov 16 '10 at 20:07
Sorry for the blatant plug but it is on-topic. I just put a new Mac app online for doing exactly that type of video presentation. With an input-file prepared, it takes about 5 minutes to get an HD video including the nice "bloom" effect that you find in the "200 Years that Changed the World" video. Of course you still need to add the voice-over and you won't see yourself either in the video either. Take a look at the demos on – aLevelOfIndirection Jun 29 '14 at 12:07

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