Minitab Statistical Software Adds Conditional Formatting, New Subset and Sort Options and Data Customization Tools

Latest update to top statistical software introduces new features for exploring, visualizing and manipulating your data.

March 17, 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Minitab 17.2, an update to the most recent version of the leading statistical software used for quality improvement and statistics education, adds new data manipulation and exploration tools that provide deeper insight into your data.

Just one year after its last software update, Minitab continues to deliver powerful features and improvements with Minitab 17.2. Conditional formatting, enhanced subset and sort options, and data customization tools allow you to manipulate data directly in the worksheet, making data-driven solutions easier than ever.

With conditional formatting, you can instantly identify the most frequent values, out-of-control points or out-of-spec measurements. “I can explore my data and draw conclusions in no time by highlighting outliers or defects that occur most frequently,” says Meredith Griffith, product marketing manager.

Enhanced subset and sort options that are based on conditional formatting also allow greater visibility into your data. Griffith continues, “If I’m investigating causes of those outliers or defects, I can subset my worksheet to better understand how other variables are associated with these values—all with a simple right-click.”

Data customization tools such as highlighting worksheet cells, columns and rows, changing the font style of individual cells, and adding cell comments distinguishes those values from the rest of your data.

“We’ve focused our development effort on the worksheet, and introducing features that offer value to every Minitab user,” says Griffith. “It’s changed my workflow for the better.”

The update is free for Minitab 17 users. Minitab also offers a free, fully-functional, 30-day trial at

About Minitab, LLC.

Minitab, LLC. is one of the world’s leading developers of statistical software. More than 4,000 colleges and universities use Minitab for teaching and research. Thousands of companies worldwide use Minitab software to analyze data for quality improvement programs.

The company’s products include the following:

Minitab® 17, the leading software used for quality improvement and statistics education.

Quality Trainer by Minitab®, an e-learning course that teaches quality improvement statistics and how to use Minitab Statistical Software.

Minitab Express, is designed for teaching and learning introductory statistics and is available for both the Mac and PC.

Companion by Minitab®, process improvement software for executing quality improvement projects.

Minitab’s products are backed by outstanding services, including training and free technical support.

Headquartered in State College, Pa., Minitab, LLC. operates offices in the United Kingdom, France, and Australia and has additional representatives throughout the world.


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