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Industrial Statistics with Minitab by Xavier Tort-Martorell Llabres, Lluis Marco Almagro, Pere Grima Cintas

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5. I have a column containing numbers, but it appears with a text format. What should I do?

Probably, there is a cell in the column containing a letter or a symbol (or there has been one at some point in the past). You can change the data type to a numeric format doing:

Data > Change Data Type > Text to Numeric

nbapp01uf003.eps

Observe that in text columns a T appears next to the column and their values are aligned to the left. Numeric columns, however, are aligned to the right.

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