The Google Public Data (GPD) Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. It also offers a variety of graphics types.
The (GPD) Explorer has also a set of World Development Indicators using Data from World Bank.
In this post we want to refer a first analysis with one of the factors of which can depend the scientific papers production in a country.
Using the GPD we explore the relation of public spending on education, as a total (%) of government expenditure, with scientific and technical journals articles production in Latin-American & Caribbean.
The GPD Explorer allow also to paste the resulting HTML code, of the obtained graph and embed it in any website.
The graphic can then be explored on-line:
As you can see the scientific production basically is concentrated in four countries
The graph also shows the situation in some countries, such as Bolivia, with a public investment in education over 20%, but still does not reach a significant scientific production.
The situation in Ecuador, a country committed to increasing scientific production is also observed, but still maintaining a relatively small scientific production.