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Encyclopedia > Minitab

Minitab's interface
Maintainer: Minitab, Inc. [1]
Latest release: 14.2 / May 18, 2005
OS: Windows, Mac, and UNIX
Genre: numerical analysis
License: Proprietary software
Website: http://www.minitab.com/

Minitab is a computer program designed to perform basic and advanced statistical functions. It combines the user-friendliness of Microsoft Excel with the ability to perform complex statistical analysis. In 1972, instructors at the Pennsylvania State University developed MINITAB as a light version of OMNITAB, a statistical analysis program by NIST. As of 2006 the full version costs $1195, but a stripped-down student version is bundled with some statistics texts. Image File history File linksMetadata Minitab. ... Software maintenance is one of the activities in software engineering, and is the process of enhancing and optimizing deployed software (software release), as well as remedying defects. ... A software release is to create a new version of the system or program and release it to the user community. ... May 18 the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An operating system is a special computer program that manages the relationship between application software, the wide variety of hardware that makes up a computer system, and the user of the system. ... Windows redirects here. ... The first Macintosh computer, introduced in 1984, upgraded to a 512K Fat Mac. The Macintosh, or Mac, line of personal computers is designed, developed, manufactured, and marketed by Apple Computer. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Guide to Unix Unix or UNIX is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T Bell Labs employees including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and Douglas McIlroy. ... A software genre is a classification of software by its common function, type or topic. ... Numerical analysis is the study of algorithms for the problems of continuous mathematics (as distinguished from discrete mathematics). ... A software license is a type of proprietary or gratuitous license as well as a memorandum of contract between a producer and a user of computer software — sometimes called an End User License Agreement (EULA) — that specifies the perimeters of the permission granted by the owner to the user. ... Proprietary software is software that has restrictions on using and copying it, usually enforced by a proprietor. ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... A computer program or software program (usually abbreviated to a program) is a step-by-step list of instructions written for a particular computer architecture in a particular computer programming language. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... Look up Excel on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet application produced by Microsoft Corporation Excel, Alabama Hyundai Excel, a car also called Hyundai Pony in some markets (Europe) Hyundai Excel, the name of the X3 version of Hyundai Accent in some markets (Australia) A brand of chewing... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university with a main campus located in State College, Pennsylvania, and 23 other campuses (some called Commonwealth Campuses) located throughout Pennsylvania. ... The National Institute of Standards and Technology (or NIST) formerly known as The National Bureau of Standards is a non regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce’s Technology Administration. ...

Minitab is often used in conjunction with the implementation of Six Sigma process improvement. Six Sigma was pioneered by Bill Smith at Motorola in 1986[1]. Originally, it was defined[2] as a metric for measuring defects and improving quality; and a methodology to reduce defect levels below 3. ...

External links

  • Official Minitab Homepage
  • Minitab profile and history
  • Minitab Knowledgebase

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Introduction to MINITAB (1971 words)
MINITAB variables are usually referred to by their column numbers (C1, C2) but the terms "column" or "variable" may be used interchangeably in actual usage or conceptualization.
MINITAB Constants are generally referred to as K1, K2, K3 (up to a maximum or 1000).
MINITAB is used primarily to manipulate numbers; however, it is possible to utilize character data as well.
Minitab Quality Companion (2443 words)
Minitab Quality Companion is relevant for use in any business, but most especially companies with a commitment to the quality principles American businesses have been integrating into operations for at least the last 25 years.
Minitab Quality Companion is an excellent, cost-effective collection of various tools that will aid all quality professionals as they work on their various quality improvement projects.
MINITAB Statistical Software is now the tool of choice for businesses of all sizes and is used in 80 countries throughout the world - from start-ups to the Fortune 500 companies, including Ford Motor Company, 3M, Honeywell International, General Motors, and leading Six Sigma consultants.
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