• What's New in Minitab 17

    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.

  • Minitab 17.3

    Data Cleaning

    An improved data import makes it easier than ever to clean your data before they reach the worksheet:

    • Identify and correct case mismatches
    • Represent missing data properly
    • Remove blank rows and extra spaces or characters
    • Make column lengths equal

    Copy/Paste Warning

    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.

    Quality Trainer Access

    Now you can use the Tools menu to access your subscription to Quality Trainer, our e-learning course that teaches you statistics and how to analyze your data with Minitab. Don't have a subscription? Learn more.

  • Already have Minitab 17? Get the update now!

    1. Open Minitab 17.
    2. Choose Help > Check for Updates.
    3. Follow the instructions for installing Minitab 17.3.1

    If you experience difficulty updating Minitab 17, please contact Minitab Technical Support for assistance.

  • Minitab 17.2

    Conditional Formatting

    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.

    Subset and Sort

    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.

    Data Customization

    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 Data Type

    Change a column’s data type – for example from text to numeric – directly in the worksheet.

    Stack Worksheets

    Instantly combine multiple worksheets into one and eliminate copy and paste errors.

    Automatic Footnotes

    Accurately interpret graphs and control charts when the dialog is used to include or exclude data.

    Coding Data

    Dialog improvements make it easier to code your data – column values are pre-populated, ranges are easier to specify, and more.

    Dates and Times

    Display your date/time data in the worksheet using expanded formats. And use a date picker to easily specify subsets based on dates.

    Unequal Columns

    Save time manipulating your data with subset and sort options for unequal column lengths.

    • Minitab 17.1

      The Assistant

      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.

      Learn more about the Assistant

      Regression, ANOVA, and DOE

      Minitab 17 strengthens your ability to explore relationships between variables, with new features and an improved workflow for regression, ANOVA, and DOE.

      • Easily specify your continuous and categorical variables.
      • Instantly identify important variables using automatic model selection.
      • Visually explore your results with more graphics.
      • Find optimal settings with new response optimizer options.

      Bubble Plot

      Graph three or four variables in a two-dimensional space by plotting the X and Y variables, with bubble size representing the third variable.

      Poisson Regression

      Investigate relationships between variables when the response describes counts, such as the number of machine failures or caesarean sections at a hospital.

      Outlier Tests

      Use Grubbs’ and Dixon’s Tests to detect an outlier in a data set.

      Stability Studies

      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.

      Equivalence Testing

      Determine whether the means for product or process measurements are close enough to be considered equivalent.

      Updated Graphics

      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.

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