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

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2.1 File ‘PULSE’

An experiment is conducted in a class with 92 students, where initially each student registers his or her own height, weight, gender, smoking preference, usual physical activity level and resting pulse rate. Then, each student flips a coin and those who get a face coming up must run in place for one minute. Finally, after that time, all measure and register their new pulse rates.
The file named PULSE.MTW, included in the Minitab sample data folder, will be used throughout this chapter to illustrate the different type of graphs that can be constructed. This file is organized as follows:
Column Variable Label
C1 Pulse1 First pulse rate of the 92 students
C2 Pulse2 Second pulse rate
C3 Ran 1=ran in place; 2=did not run in place
C4 Smokes 1=smokes regularly; 2=does not smoke regularly
C5 Sex 1=male; 2=female
C6 Height Height (in inches)
C7 Weight Weight (in pounds)
C8 Activity Usual level of physical activity: 1=slight; 2=moderate; 3=a lot
To retrieve the worksheet file do: File > Open worksheet and click over the button Look in Minitab Sample Data folder.
Information about the content of the different files included in the Minitab sample data folder can be obtained from the Help menu. Specifically, for information of the file ‘Pulse’ ...

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