Appendix 2.1 Introduction to Minitab Version 14

Minitab Overview

Minitab is an example of a statistical package, a set of programs designed to perform statistical analysis to a high degree of numerical accuracy. Minitab initially evolved from efforts at Pennsylvania State University to improve the teaching of statistics and quickly spread to many other colleges and universities. Today, while maintaining its academic base, Minitab has become a commercial product that is used in many large corporations and is widely used by companies involved in Six Sigma management.

In Minitab, you create and open projects to store all of your data and results. A session, or log of activities, a project manager that summarizes the project contents, and any worksheets ...

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