A Final Thank You from Data Desk



Data Description Announces Dissolution

After 40 years of dedicated service and commitment, Data Description has made the difficult but necessary decision to initiate the dissolution process. This decision was reached after careful consideration of the current business landscape, financial circumstances, and the evolving needs of our stakeholders.

The dissolution process will be concluded by March 30, 2024.

Paul Velleman, Chief Scientist and Founder, stated, “This decision was not taken lightly, and we want to express our sincere gratitude to all our employees, customers, suppliers, and partners who have been part of our journey. We are proud of the achievements and relationships we’ve built over the years. As we move forward, we remain committed to ensuring a smooth transition for everyone involved.”

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been a part of Data Description. We appreciate the support and trust you have placed in us over the years.



A Message from Paul Velleman

A personal thank you to our users, who continued to believe in the
Data Desk way of exploring data. Over the 40 years of Data description’s support of Data Desk, we’ve seen remarkable analyses, vivid teaching examples, and subtle insights, all facilitated by the dynamic, linked, and rapid analyses generated by Data Desk. I’m proud to have been a part of this community and to have designed a system as versatile and fertile as DD. and I’m honored that your found it useful.

I wish you all well in your future analyses.

– Paul F. Velleman, Chief Scientist, Data Description

We are still the Proud Creator and Continuing Sponsor of DASL!

Data Description is the creator and host for DASL, which archives real data from a wide variety of topics. Instructors can find interesting, real-world examples to illustrate each statistics method. We have always believed a good example can turn what might have been a dry lesson into a vivid and relevant one. We will continue to host the DASL archive going forward.


DASL is The Data And Story Library

  • It is an archive of real data from a wide variety of topics in a searchable format.
  • It’s the perfect teaching/learning aide for any level of statistics learning
  • Lets you search for datafiles according to statistics display or method, by text matches, or by title.
  • 100’s of FREE datasets
  • Data Description is the proud sponsor of the DASL archives!

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