Minitab 17 includes new features and functionality to better meet your data analysis needs. See the highlights below, or attend one of our webinars to view them in action. Or try them yourself with a free 30-day trial.
An improved data import makes it easier than ever to clean your data before they reach the worksheet:
Before you begin your analysis, ensure you copy/paste your data correctly with a new warning that safeguards against improperly formatted columns. Minitab alerts you if data with column names have been pasted in the wrong row of the worksheet, and corrects them for you.
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Explore your data directly in the worksheet with a simple right-click. Format columns to instantly identify the most frequent values, out-of-control points, out-of-spec measurements, and more.
Use enhanced subset and sort options for greater visibility into your data. For example, you can use conditional formatting to identify the most frequent defects, and then subset your data to investigate their relationship to other variables.
Highlight worksheet cells or entire rows and columns. Change the font style of individual cells, and add cell comments to note important details about your data.
Change a column’s data type – for example from text to numeric – directly in the worksheet.
Instantly combine multiple worksheets into one and eliminate copy and paste errors.
Accurately interpret graphs and control charts when the dialog is used to include or exclude data.
Dialog improvements make it easier to code your data – column values are pre-populated, ranges are easier to specify, and more.
Display your date/time data in the worksheet using expanded formats. And use a date picker to easily specify subsets based on dates.
Save time manipulating your data with subset and sort options for unequal column lengths.
Minitab 16 introduced the Assistant, an interactive menu that guides you through your entire analysis and helps you interpret and communicate your results. It put the power of statistics – including Measurement Systems Analysis, Capability Analysis, Hypothesis Tests, and Control Charts – into the hands of anyone who needs to analyze data.
In Minitab 17 we expanded the Assistant to include DOE and Multiple Regression, enhanced the guidance for Graphical Analysis, and more.
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Minitab 17 strengthens your ability to explore relationships between variables, with new features and an improved workflow for regression, ANOVA, and DOE.
Graph three or four variables in a two-dimensional space by plotting the X and Y variables, with bubble size representing the third variable.
Investigate relationships between variables when the response describes counts, such as the number of machine failures or caesarean sections at a hospital.
Use Grubbs’ and Dixon’s Tests to detect an outlier in a data set.
Analyze the stability of a product over time and determine its shelf life. For example, a pharmaceutical company can study the relationship between drug concentration and time across different batches.
Determine whether the means for product or process measurements are close enough to be considered equivalent.
We refreshed the entire look of our graphs by modernizing the color palette, updating the fonts, and more. Now you have even greater opportunity to create clear and impressive presentations.