Minitab

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Minitab
Minitab Logo.svg
Minitab 17 running on Windows 8
Minitab 17 running on Windows 8
Developer(s)Minitab, Inc.
Stable release
18.1 / June 7, 2017; 21 months ago (2017-06-07)
Operating systemWindows
TypeStatistical analysis
LicenseProprietary software
Websiteminitab.com

Minitab is a statistics package developed at the Pennsylvania State University by researchers Barbara F. Ryan, Thomas A. Ryan, Jr., and Brian L. Joiner in 1972. It began as a light version of OMNITAB 80, a statistical analysis program by NIST. Statistical analysis software such as Minitab automates calculations and the creation of graphs, allowing the user to focus more on the analysis of data and the interpretation of results. It is compatible with other Minitab, Inc. software.

History[edit]

Minitab is a statistics package developed at the Pennsylvania State University by researchers Barbara F. Ryan, Thomas A. Ryan, Jr., and Brian L. Joiner in 1972. It began as a light version of OMNITAB 80, a statistical analysis program by NIST, which was conceived by Joseph Hilsenrath in years 1962-1964 as OMNITAB program for IBM 7090.[1][2] The documentation for OMNITAB 80 was last published 1986, and there has been no significant development since then.[3]

Minitab is distributed by Minitab, Inc., a privately owned company headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania.

Interoperability[edit]

Minitab, Inc., also produces other software that can be used in conjunction with Minitab;[4] Quality Trainer is an eLearning package that teaches statistical tools and concepts in the context of quality improvement and Companion by Minitab is a tool for managing Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing.

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References[edit]

  • "Minitab Statistical Software Features – Minitab." Software for Statistics, Process Improvement, Six Sigma, Quality – Minitab. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2011.
  • Groebner, David F., Mark L. Berenson, David M. Levine, Timothy C. Krehbiel, and Hang Lau. Applied management statistics. Custom ed. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing/Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2008. Print
  1. ^ Peavy, Sally T. (1986). "OMNITAB 80". NBS Special Publication. 701: 1–2.
  2. ^ "OMNITAB". Digital Computer Newsletter :: Digital Computer Newsletter. 16 (1): 4–6. October 1962 – January 1964.CS1 maint: Date format (link)
  3. ^ "NIST OMNITAB 80". Nist.gov. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  4. ^ "Minitab Products". Minitab.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.

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