Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

Data Analysis Data Visualization with Excel Practicing Data Visualization in Excel Practice: Population Growth


Why does Michael try to explain what the gross domestic product is when this is not represented in the given data?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,415 Points

The GDP values might not be in the data, but they were a factor in determining which countries to include.

Right before explaining the term itself, he points out that "The countries in the list are the top ten countries in terms of nominal gross domestic product or GDP, in 2016, according to the International Monetary Fund."