NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED112829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Statistics with Minitab II.
Ryan, T. A., Jr.; And Others
Minitab is a statistical computing system which uses simple language, produces clear output, and keeps track of bookkeeping automatically. Error checking with English diagnostics and inclusion of several default options help to facilitate use of the system by students. Minitab II is an improved and expanded version of the original Minitab which was based on the Omnitab System of the National Bureau of Standards. With the new system students can analyze more extensive and realistic data sets and, as a consequence, can devote more time to the concepts of statistics rather than to calculations. Minitab consists of a worksheet (normally 200 rows by 50 columns) and about 130 free format commands which provide a wide variety of capabilities. The system is in current use not only in academic settings but in industrial environments as well. Minitab is written in machine compatible FORTRAN IV and can be implemented on a variety of computers. Examples of a paired t-test, a data analysis, an illustration of the concept of a limit, a simulation, and a polynomial regression with data transformation are provided to show the ease and flexibility of Minitab II. Output exhibits for these examples are appended. (CH)
Entire Proceedings; Ted Sjoerdsma, Treasurer, CCUC, 1248 Lindquist Center for Measurement, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 ($10.00, Checks payable to the University of Iowa)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A