Minitab Statistical Software gives you the tools you need to analyse your data and make informed decisions about how to improve your business. Its power and ease of use make it the leading statistical package used for quality improvement worldwide.


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Minitab 18


Minitab 18

Minitab 16Minitab 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.

Effortless Presentations

Export graphs and output directly to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint to easily create presentations and share your results with colleagues.

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.

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 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.

Basic Statistics

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.

Quality Tools

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.

Control Charts

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.