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SigmaXL Company Logo.jpg
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Histogram and Process Capability Report
Developer(s) SigmaXL Inc.
Stable release
8.0 / February 27, 2017; 27 days ago (2017-02-27)
Operating system Windows, OS X
Type Statistical analysis
License proprietary

SigmaXL is a graphical and statistical add-in tool for Microsoft Excel.

SigmaXL is a commonly used tool for statistical and graphical data analysis. It is also often used in Six Sigma training and implementation.[1] It has been used in medical and scientific research articles.[2][3][4][5][6] In addition to being a standalone software package, SigmaXL is also included in the DiscoverSim software package, created by SigmaXL Inc.

SigmaXL was developed in 1997 by John Noguera and Cynthia Cumby. It is distributed by SigmaXL Inc., a privately owned company located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

SigmaXL's Graphical Tools Include:[7]

  • SPC Control Charts
  • Pareto Charts
  • EZ Pivot/Pivot Charts
  • Histograms
  • Dotplots
  • Boxplots
  • Run Charts
  • Multi-vari charts
  • Scatter plots
  • Analysis of Means (ANOM) Charts

SigmaXL's Statistical Tools Include:[8]

  • Descriptive Statistics
  • One and Two Sample T-tests
  • Paired T-tests
  • One-Way and Two-Way ANOVA
  • Equal Variance tests
  • Correlation Matrix
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Logistic Regression
  • Chi-square tests
  • Nonparametric and Nonparametric Exact tests
  • Minimum Sample Size for Robust t-Tests and ANOVA
  • Power & Sample Size Calculators

SigmaXL also includes tools for data manipulation, measurement systems analysis, process capability (including nonnormal process capability), and design of experiments.[9]

SigmaXL 8.0 (the current stable release) is compatible with Microsoft Excel 2010 (32-bit & 64-bit), 2013 (32-bit & 64-bit), 2016 (32-bit & 64-bit) and OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) or later.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ iSixSigma
  2. ^ Granchi, Thomas S., et al. "Patterns of Microbiology in Intra-abdominal Packing for Trauma." The Journal of TRAUMA Injury, Infection, and Critical Care Volume 56.1 (2004): 45-51
  3. ^ Nadal, E., et al. "Increased frequencies of CD4+CD25high Tregs correlate with disease relapse after allogeneic stem cell transplantation for chronic myeloid leukemia." Leukemia Volume 21 (2007): 472–479
  4. ^ Merz, Tobias M., et al. "Changes in Cerebral Glucose Metabolism after an Expedition to High Altitudes." HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE & BIOLOGY Volume 7.1 (2006): 28-38
  5. ^ Ritchie, Scott A., et al. "Efficacy of novel updraft traps for collection of mosquitoes in Cairns, Australia." Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association Volume 24.4 (2008): 520-257
  6. ^ Su, Leon L., et al. "Bacterial detection in apheresis platelets: blood systems experience with a two-bottle and one-bottle culture system." Blood Donors and Blood Collection Volume 48 (2008): 1842-1852
  7. ^ SigmaXL Features
  8. ^ SigmaXL Features
  9. ^ SigmaXL Features
  10. ^ SigmaXL System Requirements

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Bass, Issa, and Barbara Lawton. Lean Six Sigma Using SigmaXL and Minitab. McGraw-Hill, 2009. Print. ISBN 978-0-07-162130-4
  • Lee Sye, George. Process Mastery with Lean Six Sigma: A Practitioner’s Guide To The Utilisation of Modern Day Lean Six Sigma Methodology. 2nd ed. Soarent Pty. Ltd. (2009). Print. ISBN 978-1-920875-11-4
  • Urdhwareshe, Hemant. Six Sigma for Business Excellence: Approach, Tools and Applications. Pearson Education in India, 2011. Print. ISBN 978-81-317-3154-3