# Rosling.bubbles {animation}

### Description

In Hans Rosling's attractive talk “Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen”, he used a lot of bubble plots to illustrate trends behind the data over time. This function gives an imitation of those moving bubbles, besides, as this function is based on `symbols`

, we can also make use of other symbols such as squares, rectangles, thermometers, etc.

### Usage

Rosling.bubbles(x, y, data, type = c("circles", "squares", "rectangles", "stars", "thermometers", "boxplots"), bg, xlim = range(x), ylim = range(y), main = NULL, xlab = "x", ylab = "y", ..., grid = TRUE, text = 1:ani.options("nmax"), text.col = rgb(0, 0, 0, 0.5), text.cex = 5)

### Arguments

- x,y
- the x and y co-ordinates for the centres of the bubbles (symbols). Default to be 10 uniform random numbers in [0, 1] for each single image frame (so the length should be 10 *
`ani.options("nmax")`

) - type,data
- the type and data for symbols; see
`symbols`

. The default type is`circles`

. - bg,main,xlim,ylim,xlab,ylab,...
- see
`symbols`

. Note that`bg`

has default values taking semi-transparent colors. - grid
- logical; add a grid to the plot?
- text
- a character vector to be added to the plot one by one (e.g. the year in Rosling's talk)
- text.col,text.cex
- color and magnification of the background text

### Details

Suppose we have observations of n individuals over `ani.options("nmax")`

years. In this animation, the data of each year will be shown in the bubbles (symbols) plot; as time goes on, certain trends will be revealed (like those in Rosling's talk). Please note that the arrangement of the data for bubbles (symbols) should be a matrix like A_{ijk} in which i is the individual id (from 1 to n), j denotes the j-th variable (from 1 to p) and k indicates the time from 1 to `ani.options('nmax')`

.

And the length of `x`

and `y`

should be equal to the number of rows of this matrix.

### Values

`NULL`

.

### References

http://animation.yihui.name/da:ts:hans_rosling_s_talk

http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen.html

### See Also

### Examples

oopt = ani.options(interval = 0.1, nmax = ifelse(interactive(), 50, 2)) ## use default arguments (random numbers); you may try to find the real data par(mar = c(4, 4, 0.2, 0.2)) Rosling.bubbles() ## rectangles Rosling.bubbles(type = "rectangles", data = matrix(abs(rnorm(50 * 10 * 2)), ncol = 2)) ## save the animation in HTML pages saveHTML({ par(mar = c(4, 4, 0.2, 0.2)) ani.options(interval = 0.1, nmax = ifelse(interactive(), 50, 2)) Rosling.bubbles(text = 1951:2000) }, img.name = "Rosling.bubbles", htmlfile = "Rosling.bubbles.html", ani.height = 450, ani.width = 600, title = "The Bubbles Animation in Hans Rosling's Talk", description = c("An imitation of Hans Rosling's moving bubbles.", "(with 'years' as the background)")) ani.options(oopt)

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