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Minitab Tutorial

Minitab Tutorial
Basic Commands and Data Entry Graphical Tools Descriptive Statistics

Outline
Minitab Basics
Basic Commands, Data Entry, y and Organization g Minitab Project Files (*.mpj) vs. Worksheet Files (*.mtw) Data Entry (entering data, copying/pasting from Excel) Numerical Data vs. Categorical (Text) vs. Time/Date Data Statistical Analysis (STAT MENU) Tally Individual Values Pareto Chart Descriptive Statistics/Graphical Summary Graphical Analysis (GRAPH MENU) Histogram/Box Hi t /B Pl Plot/Multiple t/M lti l Box B Pl Plot t Time Series Plot Edit Graphical Output Data Set Manipulation Subset and stratify data (Descriptive statistics by group)

Other Useful Tools: See Appendix

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Minitab Project (Example: Loan)

Main Tools: STAT GRAPH

Session Window Analysis Output

Worksheet Data
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Loan Data Set


Key y Output p Variable:
Total Loan Time

Selected Input (X) Variables:



UW-Staff (Underwriter Staff) Loan Value (Amount of Loan) Issues-Loan Issues Loan (# of Issues/Defects per Loan) Process Steps (See Excel File) Issues by Defect Categories (See Excel)

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Appendix Minitab Tips


Quick and Easy Functions of Minitab
Run Last Tool

Project Manager
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Worksheet Window
Column C l Titl Title T = Text D = Date

Data Direction

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Last Dialog Box


Hit Ctrl + E and y you will g get your y last Dialog g Box open p Or Click on icon
located on the top bar

Save time!
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Top Icons

Scroll = Session Window Worksheet

Information Report Pad

Graphs

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Information on Data
Click on
Information icon

Calculator
Write the title Loan Time *2 under column C3 Go to Calc / Calculator

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Calculator
Minitab has

calculated the Loan Time X 2 and has put it on C3 Column

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Session Folder
Go to Session

Window/Project Manager Right click on the output Select Append to R Report t

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Report Pad
Click on
Report R t Pad icon

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Report Pad Export


To export p the

report pad to Word Right click on the left menu on Report p Pad Select Copy to Word Processor

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Tile Tool Graph Folder


Suppose you want to see
two or more graphs at the same time Go to Graph Folder Select the graphs you want to use Right click on them Select Tile

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Tile Tool

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Tile Tool
Lets do it again but select Tile with Worksheet

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Layout Tool
What if I want to have 2
or 3 or 4 graphs on just one image? Select the graphs you want to have together Right Click on them Select S l t L Layout tT Tool l

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Layout Tool
You Y may also: l
Re-arrange the
order of the graphs Take graphs out Put graphs in Select how many columns or rows

Once you have


what you want click Finish

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Change Data Type


Go to Data / Change g Data
Type / Numeric to Text

Try typing DC on the next row


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Brush Tool
On a graph you see some outliers and you want to know which
data point they represent Confirm that your graph has the green symbol on the top

On the top icon section, select icon Brush Select the outliers

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Brush Tool
On the Data Worksheet
you will see them highlighted with a Dot

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Minitab Assistant

For many tools,

may y use the Minitab Assistant for pre-formatted Analysis

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Minitab Assistant
Minitab
A i t t Assistant
Scatter Plot
Example

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