7.1 Introducing Values Following a Pattern
At times – for instance when working with stratified data – it is convenient to create auxiliary variables containing data following a specific pattern. Minitab provides an easy way to create such type of data columns.
Calc > Make Patterned Data > Simple Set of Numbers
Alternatively, a more general way to create patterned data is the following.
Calc > Make Patterned Data > Arbitrary Set of Numbers
In the dialog box that appears, first click on the Help button and then click on the hypertext ‘arbitrary set of numbers’ to display a list of different ways of introducing the set of values that conform the sequence.