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What is data·yze?

Our name is a derived from applying the Latin suffix -ize, meaning to become or engage in, to the term 'data'. Thus "to datayze" means to turn into, or treat like data.

data·yze is data & statistics app company that likes to strive for a sense of whimsy. Our mission is to spread our love of numbers through fun, easy to use apps designed for everyone. Each app that we create has a mathematical or data component to it. We'll design apps for any domain, but the ones not typically associated with math have a special place in our hearts. Our favorite apps to create are the intuition busters.

The History of data·yze

Our founder, Dr. Sarah Tyler, first began experimenting with webapps back in late nineties. She launched a series of webapps under the name BlueCentauri (a very 90s sounding name!) One of those apps was the Readability Analyzer. Back then the Readability Analyzer computed just three readability metrics and used a simplistic algorithm for computing syllable counts. While the other apps never really gained traction, the Readability Analyzer began to take off. As more and more people found the tool, Sarah added additional readability metrics and increased the sophistication of the underlying heuristics

Dr. Tyler's second major webapp wouldn't be released until over a decade later. While waiting for the birth of her first child, Sarah launched a Labor Probability Calculator in 2012. As she likes to say "Anywhere between 37 and 42 weeks is just too mathematically vague" and she had a curiosity itch that needed to be scratched. She felt the BlueCentauri name was a bit date, so she decided to host the apps on her personal domain SarahKTyler.com. There they remained until Sarah was able to re-brand as data·yze in July 2016.

Since then, data·yze has grown to include 28 additional apps across 8 verticals.

The data·yze Business Model

The majority of our apps are ad supported. (See our Terms and Privacy Policy for more information about our add policies.) The ad revenue helps us keep the lights on. We have users who have been following us faithfully since the days when we were just the Readability Analyzer, and have come to rely on our tools. As a personal thank you for your continued support we have pledged to keep the currently existing catalog of free webapps free/ad supported. As long as data·yze exists (and we have no plans of going anywhere!) we'll continue to host a free/ad supported version of these tools.

Moving forward we are considering creating an ad free subscription version of our site for a nominal fee. We are also working on a suite of premium apps that are only available with subscription or after purchase. Premium apps are primarly apps that require expensive resourses and would not be feasable to host a free/ad supported version. From time to time we may experiment with an ad supported version of these apps. When we do, we'll state in the about section of the app that it is considered a premium app and may not be avaliable for free indefinitly.

Interested in being a pilot tester for such a program? Let us know!.

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