• Minitab 18

    Feature List

    * New or Improved

    Assistant

    • Measurement systems analysis *
    • Capability analysis 
    • Graphical analysis 
    • Hypothesis tests 
    • Regression 
    • DOE 
    • Control charts  *

    Graphics

    • Scatterplots, matrix plots, boxplots, dotplots, histograms, charts, time series plots, etc.
    • Contour and rotating 3D plots
    • Probability and probability distribution plots
    • Automatically update graphs as data change
    • Brush graphs to explore points of interest
    • Export: TIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, EMF

    Basic Statistics

    • Descriptive statistics
    • One-sample Z-test, one- and two-sample t-tests, paired t-test 
    • One and two proportions tests 
    • One- and two-sample Poisson rate tests 
    • One and two variances tests 
    • Correlation and covariance 
    • Normality test
    • Outlier test 
    • Poisson goodness-of-fit test

    Regression

    • Linear and nonlinear regression 
    • Binary, ordinal and nominal logistic regression *
    • Stability studies 
    • Partial least squares
    • Orthogonal regression *
    • Poisson regression 
    • Plots: residual, factorial, contour, surface, etc. 
    • Stepwise and best subsets 
    • Response prediction and optimization

    Analysis of Variance

    • ANOVA 
    • General linear models *
    • Mixed models *
    • MANOVA 
    • Multiple comparisons *
    • Response prediction and optimization *
    • Test for equal variances 
    • Plots: residual, factorial, contour, surface, etc. 
    • Analysis of means

    Measurement Systems Analysis

    • Data collection worksheets
    • Gage R&R Crossed *
    • Gage R&R Nested *
    • Gage R&R Expanded *
    • Gage run chart
    • Gage linearity and bias
    • Type 1 Gage Study
    • Attribute Gage Study
    • Attribute agreement analysis

    Quality Tools

    • Run chart
    • Pareto chart
    • Cause-and-effect diagram
    • Variables control charts: XBar, R, S, XBar-R, XBar-S, I, MR, I-MR, I-MR-R/S, zone, Z-MR 
    • Attributes control charts: P, NP, C, U, Laney P’ and U’
    • Time-weighted control charts: MA, EWMA, CUSUM
    • Multivariate control charts: T2, generalized variance, MEWMA
    • Rare events charts: G and T 
    • Historical/shift-in-process charts
    • Box-Cox and Johnson transformations
    • Individual distribution identification
    • Process capability: normal, non-normal, attribute, batch
    • Process Capability SixpackTM 
    • Tolerance intervals *
    • Acceptance sampling and OC curves

    Design of Experiments

    • Definitive screening designs *
    • Plackett-Burman designs
    • Two-level factorial designs
    • Split-plot designs
    • General factorial designs *
    • Response surface designs *
    • Mixture designs
    • D-optimal and distance-based designs
    • Taguchi designs
    • User-specified designs
    • Analyze variability for factorial designs
    • Botched runs
    • Effects plots: normal, half-normal, Pareto *
    • Response prediction and optimization 
    • Plots: residual, main effects, interaction, cube, contour, surface, wireframe  

    Reliability/Survival

    • Parametric and nonparametric distribution analysis *
    • Goodness-of-fit measures
    • Exact failure, right-, left-, and interval-censored data
    • Accelerated life testing
    • Regression with life data
    • Test plans
    • Threshold parameter distributions
    • Repairable systems
    • Multiple failure modes
    • Probit analysis
    • Weibayes analysis
    • Plots: distribution, probability, hazard, survival
    • Warranty analysis

    Power and Sample Size

    • Sample size for estimation
    • Sample size for tolerance intervals *
    • One-sample Z, one- and two-sample t
    • Paired t
    • One and two proportions
    • One- and two-sample Poisson rates
    • One and two variances
    • Equivalence tests 
    • One-Way ANOVA
    • Two-level, Plackett-Burman and general full factorial designs
    • Power curves

    Multivariate

    • Principal components analysis
    • Factor analysis
    • Discriminant analysis
    • Cluster analysis
    • Correspondence analysis
    • Item analysis and Cronbach’s alpha

    Time Series and Forecasting

    • Time series plots
    • Trend analysis
    • Decomposition
    • Moving average
    • Exponential smoothing
    • Winters’ method
    • Auto-, partial auto-, and cross correlation functions
    • ARIMA

    Nonparametrics

    • Sign test
    • Wilcoxon test
    • Mann-Whitney test
    • Kruskal-Wallis test
    • Mood’s median test
    • Friedman test
    • Runs test

    Equivalence Tests

    • One- and two-sample, paired 
    • 2x2 crossover design

    Tables

    • Chi-square, Fisher’s exact, and other tests 
    • Chi-square goodness-of-fit test
    • Tally and cross tabulation

    Simulations and Distributions

    • Random number generator
    • Probability density, cumulative distribution, and inverse cumulative distribution functions
    • Random sampling

    Macros and Customization

    • Customizable menus and toolbars
    • Extensive preferences and user profiles 
    • Powerful scripting capabilities

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