Minitab 17 has all the tools you need to effectively analyse your data. By guiding you to the right analysis and giving you clear results, Minitab helps you find meaningful solutions to your toughest business problems.
Your problems are complicated. Exploring your data shouldn't be.
From preparing your data for analysis to delivering sound results, Minitab 17 provides the tools you need to transform your data into solutions.
What's New in Minitab 17
Minitab 17 includes new features and functionality to better meet your data analysis needs.
Smart Data Import
Easily correct for case mismatches, properly represent missing data, remove extra spaces, and make column lengths equal when importing data from Excel and other file types.
Automatic Graph Updating
Graphs and control charts update automatically when you add or edit data so you never have to worry about keeping your graphs in sync.
Seamless Data Manipulation
Explore your data right in the worksheet. Format columns to instantly identify and subset the most frequent values, outliers, out-of-spec measurements, and more.
Export graphs and output directly to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint to easily create presentations and share your results with colleagues.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Save time manipulating your data with subset and sort options for unequal column lengths.
Minitab includes the full range of basic statistical procedures used for simple estimation and hypothesis testing with one or two samples. These often form the foundation for more advanced investigation. Among them are descriptive statistics and graphics, hypothesis tests and confidence intervals, variance and association. Tools like the graphical summary give volumes of vivid, critical information with just a few clicks.
Access a complete set of statistical tools, including Descriptive Statistics, Hypothesis Tests, Confidence Intervals, and Normality Tests.
Regression and ANOVA
Uncover the relationships between variables and identify important factors affecting the quality of your products and services.
Determine if your measurement systems are adequate, assess how well your processes meet specification limits, create sampling plans, and more.
Design of Experiments
Find the settings that optimize your processes using Factorial, Response Surface, Mixture, and Taguchi designs.
Monitor your processes over time and evaluate their stability.
Reliability and Survival
Determine a product's lifetime characteristics using a wide range of tools including Distribution Analysis and Accelerated Life Testing.