Why statistics are fascinating: the numbers are us | Alan Smith | TEDxExeter

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How much do you actually know about where you live? Alan shows us how data can confound your expectations. Along the way, he busts the myth that there are two type of people: those who "do maths" and those who "don't".

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Alan Smith is Data Visualisation Editor at The Financial Times. He works with the graphics, interactive and statistics teams to breathe new life into how data is presented online and in print. Alan recently joined The FT from the Office for National Statistics where he was Head of Digital Content and created the ONS’s Data Visualisation Centre.

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