Minitab for Windows Tutorial
Dr. Paul Cabilio, Dr. Patrick Farrell
Minitab is a statistical software package that has a wide range of basic
and advanced data analysis capabilities. It is user friendly and easy to
access from Windows. The following tutorial gives you step by step instructions
that show you how to perform basic functions in Minitab. Along with these
instructions, you will have the option to preview the performance of these
functions by your instructor via a movie.
To view the movie, click on the
icon associated with the instruction.
In order to view a video you will need to configure
Netscape so that it knows how to handle screencam movies. Follow
to re-configure your computer.
To navigate through this tutorial, you will find the following
icons at the bottom of each Web Page;
Once you have logged on and are in windows, to start any application
just double-click it, so to start Minitab, just double-click the Minitab
If you are using a notebook computer and
you don't have Minitab installed already, follow these instructions.
When you start Minitab, three windows will open. One is the Data
Window. This looks like a spreadsheet and can be used to enter and
edit data. Below it is the Session Window, which is where Minitab
commands can be entered and dealt with. Finally, below that is the actual
Minitab Window, which is really just an open group containing the other
Windows and Icons.
The Session Window
The Session Window is where your output appears. The statistical
procedures available on Minitab may be implemented by typing in the appropriate
commands in the Session Window. Alternatively you may use the mouse
to implement these procedures.