Introduction to Minitab Express

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Minitab Express is a statistical software application that was written specfically for introductory STAT courses.  It is required software for STAT 200 online.  It would not be appropriate for use with graduate level statistics courses.

A Quick Introduction to Minitab Express Statistical Software

minitab express logoThis introduction to Minitab Express is intended to provide you with enough information to get you started using the basic functionality of Minitab Express. Of course, you will learn more about Minitab Express and its capabilities as you proceed through the course you are taking.  Minitab Express

Obtaining a Copy of Minitab Express

The Minitab software is available through a number of vendors as well as at minitab.com .  You can get a license for 6 or 12 months.  Minitab Express is available for both the Mac and PC computing environments.  Check the Department of Statistics Statistical Software web page for the latest information.

Getting Started with Minitab Express

Here are a couple of videos from Minitab that will familiarize you with the basic components of the application and how they are used in analysis or homework situation.

 (for Mac)

 (for PC)

Use the 'Help' icons!

As you are using Minitab Express a very helpful feature are the different 'just-in time' access points to Help.  For instance, if you have opened a dialog box for a procedure and are not sure which options to choose, select the 'Help' icon in the lower left.

dialog box help button

Or, if there is output in the Output window that you don't understand, 'right-click' on the output and select the 'Help' option.

output help option

Both of these options will open up windows with information that will help you understand the step that you are involved in.

Support for Minitab Express

For more information and support from Minitab visit: 

http://support.minitab.com/minitab-express