Users often contact Minitab technical support to ask how the
software calculates the control limits on control charts.
A frequently asked question is how the control limits are
calculated on an
I-MR Chart or Individuals Chart. If Minitab plots the upper and
lower control limits (UCL and LCL) three standard deviations above
and below the mean, why are the limits plotted at values other than
3 times... Continue Reading
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
Assistant includes a less-frequently used
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
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,
What can I do with the output of a Gage study with only one
How can I use the variance component estimates to obtain
meaningful information about my measurement system?
By... Continue Reading
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