Minitab Express Adds New Statistical Tools and the "Make Similar" Feature

Latest update to Minitab Express introduces new features and enhancements in preparation for fall semester courses.

State College, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., July 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Minitab Express 1.3, an update to the most recent version of this statistical software package for introductory statistics, adds new data analysis tools and graph editing features.

"We're excited to continually add new features and enhancements to our latest statistical software for Mac and PC based on customer feedback," says Michelle Paret, product marketing manager.
Minitab Express enables instructors to seamlessly teach across platforms, giving students greater flexibility, and the emphasis on introductory statistics allows both instructors and students to focus on concepts rather than software.

With its user-friendly interface and intuitive menus designed to complement leading textbooks, students can use Minitab Express to quickly analyze and interpret their data—benefits that continue in the newest version, which includes additional statistics, enhanced graph editing capabilities, and the new "Make Similar" feature.

Seven new nonparametric tests and three new variance tests provide more options for hypothesis testing. Enhanced graph editing features enable you to display histogram bins using midpoints or cutpoints, and choose between frequency, percent and density scales; easily switch between counts or percents after creating a bar chart; add a connect line between points on a scatterplot; transpose graph axes on boxplots; and more.

The "Make Similar" function retains your most recent dialog settings and graph edits. With one click, you can quickly return to any dialog, change your inputs and settings, and generate new output. Students can use this new feature to instantly calculate various probabilities, run a series of t-tests, or recreate existing graphs.

"With the new statistical features and graph improvements, we're meeting our goal to provide professors with the tools they need to teach introductory statistics," Paret says.

Instructors also have access to new lesson plans for teaching core statistical concepts using Minitab Express or Minitab 17. Class outlines, instructor notes, exercises, answer keys, and Minitab data sets are included.

The update is free for Minitab Express users. More information about Minitab Express, including pricing and licensing and a free 30-day trial version, and the new lesson plans are available at

About Minitab Inc.

Minitab Inc. is the leading provider of statistical software for quality improvement worldwide. More than 4,000 colleges and universities use Minitab for teaching and research, and thousands of companies in more than 100 countries use Minitab to analyze data.

The company's products include:

  • Minitab® 17, the leading statistical software used for quality improvement and statistics education.
  • Quality Trainer by Minitab®, an e-learning course that teaches statistics and how to use Minitab Statistical Software.
  • Devize®, a powerful Monte Carlo simulation tool for engineers.
  • Qeystone®, a project portfolio management platform designed to manage an organization's entire Lean Six Sigma deployment.
  • Quality Companion by Minitab®, process improvement software for executing quality improvement projects.

Minitab's products are backed by free technical support and outstanding services, including training, statistical consulting and custom development.

Headquartered in State College, Pa., Minitab Inc. operates offices in Phoenix, Az., the United Kingdom, France, and Australia and has additional representatives throughout the world.

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