Welcome to DASL

The Data And Story Library┬áis brought to you by Data Description, creators of Data Desk: Data Analysis and Exploration software. Data Desk embodies the philosophy that “seeing is understanding”.


DASL provides data from a wide variety of topics so that statistics teachers can find interesting, real-world examples for their students. We know a good example can make a lesson on a particular statistics method vivid and relevant. DASL is designed to help teachers locate and identify datafiles for teaching. DASL also serves as an archive for datasets from statistics literature.

The DASL archive contains stories and datafiles. Each story applies a particular statistical method to a set of data. Each datafile has one or more associated stories. The data can be downloaded as a tab-delimited table of text, easily read by most statistics programs, or viewed in your browser.