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Icon, Version 17
Icon, Version 17
Minitab 17 running on Windows 8
Minitab 17 running on Windows 8
Developer(s) Minitab, Inc. [1]
Stable release
18.1 / June 7, 2017; 4 months ago (2017-06-07)
Operating system Windows
Type Statistical analysis
License Proprietary software

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, a statistical analysis program by NIST; the documentation for OMNITAB was last published 1986, and there has been no significant development since then.[1]

Minitab is distributed by Minitab Inc, a privately owned company headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania. Minitab Inc. also produces Quality Trainer and Quality Companion, which can be used in conjunction with Minitab:[2] the first being an eLearning package that teaches statistical tools and concepts in the context of quality improvement, while the second is a tool for managing Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.

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  • "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

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