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Statistical & Qualitative Data Analysis Software: About Minitab

About Minitab statistical software; where to obtain Minitab.

About Minitab

What is Minitab?

Minitab is a command- and menu-driven software package for statistical analysis. It is available for Windows.

Why use Minitab?

  • Analysis can be performed using drop-down menus or syntax, accommodating both beginners and advanced users.
  • Simplicity makes it easy to learn for beginners - frequently used in introductory statistics courses.
  • Support for design and analysis of experiments (including factorial, response surface, mixture, and Taguchi designs).
  • User interface and output available in English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.

What file types are typically associated with Minitab?

  • *.mtw - Minitab "worksheet" (data file).
  • *.mpj - Minitab project file.
  • *.mgf - Minitab graph.

See also the Minitab support page about file types.

What version of Minitab does Kent State currently use?

Currently, Kent State does not license Minitab. Kent State faculty, staff, and students interested in Minitab must purchase their own license.

How can I access Minitab?

Kent State University currently does not have site-wide licenses for Minitab. However, Kent State faculty and students can purchase Minitab at a greatly reduced price through the Minitab Inc. also offers free 30-day trials of Minitab through their website.

Some departments may purchase their own departmental licenses for Minitab. Check with your department's IT support person before purchasing.

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