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Marilyn Wheatley

Marilyn Wheatley is a technical support specialist at Minitab Inc. 

In quality initiatives such as Six Sigma, practitioners often need to assess the capability of a process to make sure it can meet specifications, or to verify that it produces good parts. While many Minitab users are familiar with the capability analysis tools in the Stat menu and in Minitab’s Assistant, the Assistant includes a less-frequently used feature—the Capability Snapshot. What Is the... Continue Reading
After upgrading to the latest and greatest version of our statistical software, Minitab 17, some users have contacted tech support to ask "Wait a minute, where is that Two-Way ANOVA option in Minitab 17?"  The answer is that it’s not there. That’s right! The 2-Way ANOVA option that was available in Minitab 16 and prior versions was removed from Minitab 17.Why would this feature be removed from the... Continue Reading
Here at Minitab we have a quite a few coffee drinkers.  From personal observation, it seemed as if people who are more outgoing are the ones doing most of the coffee drinking, while people who are less outgoing seem to opt for tea.  I’d noticed this over a period of time, and eventually decided to investigate. To test out my hypothesis, I decided to pester some of my coworkers by asking them to... Continue Reading
Recently, Minitab News featured an article that talked about how to perform a Gage R&R Study with only one part. This prompted many users to contact our technical support team with questions about next steps, like these: What can I do with the output of a Gage study with only one part?  How can I use the variance component estimates to obtain meaningful information about my measurement system? By... Continue Reading