As a first step in visualising data, this film focuses on the use of stem plots to understand raw data. The US Army experienced an equipment shortage and as a result used statistics to ensure soldiers are properly outfitted for war. Data from soldiers' foot measurements and Toyota's fuel-efficient vehicles are transformed in stem plots.
Actor and comedian Alan Davies never really got to grips with maths. Marcus du Sautoy lives and breathes the subject. In just two weeks can Marcus make Alan think like a mathematician?
The story of the number 1 is the story of Western civilisation. Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame, goes on a humour-filled journey to discover just what an amazing tale lies behind the simplest number we have. Using Pythonesque computer graphics, 1 is brought to life in all its various guises.
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