Minitab to Celebrate the International Year of Statistics in 2013

To celebrate the International Year of Statistics in 2013, Minitab, LLC. will be recognizing the importance of statistics education by sharing resources that make it easier for instructors to teach and students to learn statistics.

January 15, 2013


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Minitab, LLC., the leading provider of software for quality improvement and statistics education, will participate in the International Year of Statistics by recognizing the importance of statistics education and highlighting valuable resources for educators and students to use in the classroom.

The International Year of Statistics is a worldwide celebration and recognition of the contributions of the statistics field to finding solutions to global challenges. More than 1,400 organizations in nearly 111 countries are joining together to celebrate and promote the importance of statistics to the broader scientific community, students, businesses, governments, the news media, policy makers, employers, and the general public.

Minitab encourages people to visit to access the wide variety of freely-available teaching resources, including:

  • Classroom Applications that provide examples instructors can use to teach statistics
  • Lessons from Minitab Help, step-by-step instructions for common analyses students perform
  • Videos, short tutorials from Minitab experts describing how to analyze data with Minitab
  • The Minitab Blog, an interesting and growing collection of witty statistical application stories and real-world Minitab usage that provides ideas for classroom activities
  • “Meet Minitab, A free introductory guide to Minitab 16
  • Case Studies

More than 4,000 colleges and universities worldwide use Minitab Statistical Software for teaching and research, and thousands of world-class companies use Minitab and recruit graduates with Minitab on their resume. Students can rent or buy Minitab Statistical Software at a discount by purchasing at OnTheHub. A wide range of affordable site licensing options are also available directly through Minitab, LLC.

“Minitab is proud to join with organizations worldwide to celebrate the International Year of Statistics in 2013,” says Christine Bayly, Minitab academic sales manager. “At Minitab, we are dedicated to statistics education, and we’re always striving to make our software even easier for students and educators to use in the classroom.”

People can keep-up-to-date with Minitab celebrations for the International Year of Statistics by following the company on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

The International Year of Statistics was founded by the American Statistical Association to increase public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on society, nurture statistics as a profession, and promote creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics.

For more information about the International Year of Statistics and to view a list of participants and activities, as well as resources and announcements, visit

About Minitab
Minitab, LLC. delivers software and services for quality improvement and statistics education.

Minitab Statistical Software is the preferred data analysis tool for businesses of all sizes and is used in more than 100 countries by thousands of distinguished companies, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and the leading Six Sigma consultants. It has been used to implement virtually every major Six Sigma quality improvement initiative, and to teach statistics in over 4,000 colleges and universities worldwide.

Quality Companion by Minitab is the package professionals use to plan and execute Six Sigma projects in companies around the world, including Xerox, ITT Industries, Providence Health System, Nissan North America and LexisNexis.

Quality Trainer by Minitab provides easy access to quality statistics expertise whenever you need it. This subscription-based online learning course lets you learn or refresh your knowledge anytime and helps you use Minitab to apply statistics properly. Interactive lessons based on real problems make concepts easy to retain.

Minitab, LLC., headquartered in State College, Pa., operates offices in the United Kingdom, France and Australia and has additional representatives throughout the world. For more information, visit

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