Minitab

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Minitab
Minitab Logo.svg
Minitab Screenshot.jpg
Minitab 17 running on Windows 8
Original author(s)Barbara F. Ryan, Thomas A. Ryan, Jr., and Brian L. Joiner
Developer(s)Minitab, LLC
Initial release1972 (1972)
Stable release
20.2 / April 14, 2021; 2 days ago (2021-04-14)
Operating systemWindows, Mac
TypeStatistical analysis
LicenseTrialware
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, LLC 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, LLC, a privately owned company headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania.[4] In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Minitab LLC requested and received between $5 million and $10 million under the Paycheck Protection Program to avoid having to let go 250 employees.[5] As of 2021, Minitab LLC had subsidiaries in the UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Australia.[4]

Interoperability[edit]

Minitab, LLC also produces other software that can be used in conjunction with Minitab;[6] Minitab Connect helps businesses centralize and organize their data, Quality Trainer is an eLearning package that teaches statistical concepts, Minitab Workspace provides project planning and visualization tools, and Minitab Engage[7] is a tool for Idea and Innovation Management, as well as managing Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing deployments. In October 2020, Minitab launched the first cloud-based version of its statistical software.[8]

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References[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ "NIST OMNITAB 80". Nist.gov. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  4. ^ a b "About Us | Minitab". www.minitab.com. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
  5. ^ Havener, Crispin (2020-07-07). "Wide variety of local businesses sought federal PPP loans". WJAC. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
  6. ^ "Minitab Products". Minitab.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  7. ^ "Minitab Launches Minitab Engage (TM) to Accelerate Idea Generation, Innovation and Business Transformation". Globalnewswire.com. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  8. ^ "Minitab Launches New Solutions to Help Organizations Accelerate Digital Transformation". globenewswire.com. Retrieved 2020-10-22.

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