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

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7.2 Sampling Random Data from a Column

Using any of the aforementioned procedures, introduce the numeric values 1 to 49 in column C1. To obtain a random sample of size six from these values, do the following.

Calc > Random Data > Sample From Columns

Fill the dialog box that appears, as indicated below:

ch07fig005.eps

This option could be used in simulation programs. A way to perform a simulation is using a Minitab macro, which allows the repetition of commands. A search on the Minitab help with the term ‘macro’ gives information about the different types of macros available.

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