Minitab Archive by Bill Qualls

About this page

I created this page in 2022. In the past couple of years I have fielded some questions about Minitab. I haven't used Minitab since about 1998 when I was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Waubonsee Community College in Illinois. I always liked Minitab, but never had the opportunity to use it in my professional life: I have used SAS, Python, and R extensively. So I decided it might be nice to put all of my Minitab programs into a web archive. I hope someone gets some use out of these. If you do, I would love to hear from you: email me at bill_qualls@hotmail.com.


About Software

All of my programs were run on an old version of Minitab, Release 8.21, copyright 1991. Consequently all of my programs are text scripts. Filenames were limited to 8 characters. I never used any Windows interface. (Scripts are great because you can easily save, edit, and rerun your script.) If you happen to have a very old version of Minitab, you can probably still run it if you do so thru DOSBox. (DOSBox -- a free download -- was written primarily for gamers so they could run legacy video games on newer computers: it also works well with Minitab!) By doing so, I was able to run all of the programs contained herein using Windows 10.


Running Minitab in DOSBox

After starting DOSBox, and assuming Minitab is located at D:\minitab:
Z:\>mount c d:\minitab
Z:\>c:
C:\>minitab
Type stop to exit Minitab.


Running the scripts

MTB> outfile 'myscript.txt'
MTB> execute 'myscript.mtb'
Programs should be in the Minitab folder. Outputs will be in the Minitab folder by default. You can enter filename as upper or lower case. Regardless, output filenames will always be all uppercase. If you run the program multiple times with the same outfile name, the output will be appended to the existing file (you probably don't want that, so delete the old output before rerunning.)


Enter and display data


Program Output Source
ML-2-1.MTB ML-2-1.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 2, #1, page 31
ML-2-7.MTB ML-2-7.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 2, #7, page 38
MB-2-29.MTB MB-2-29.TXT McClave & Benson (5ed), Exercise #2.29, page 45
CONDO.MTB CONDO.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 2, Table 2-1, Page 23
MB-7-8.MTB
MB-7-8.DAT
MB-7-10.DAT
(file input)
MB-7-8.TXT McClave & Benson (5ed), Exercises #7.8, #7.9, and 7.10, pages 299-300


Sort data


Program Output Source
MB-3-59.MTB
(sort into)
MB-3-59.TXT McClave & Benson (5ed), Exercise #3.59, page 130
CONDO.MTB CONDO.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 2, Table 2-1, Page 23


Stem-and-leaf


Program Output Source
ML-2-1.MTB ML-2-1.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 2, #1, page 31
ML-2-2.MTB ML-2-2.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 2, #2, page 32
ML-2-3.MTB ML-2-3.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 2, #3, page 32
ML-2-7.MTB ML-2-7.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 2, #7, page 38
CONDO.MTB CONDO.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 2, Table 2-1, Page 23
ML-167-1.MTB ML-167-1.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), page 167, #1
ML-167-2.MTB ML-167-2.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), page 167, #2
MB-3-86.MTB
(increment)
MB-3-86.TXT McClave & Benson (5ed), #3.86, page 135


Box plot


Program Output Source
MB-3-59.MTB MB-3-59.TXT McClave & Benson (5ed), Exercise #3.59, page 130
MB-3-60.MTB MB-3-60.TXT McClave & Benson (5ed), Exercise #3.60, page 130


Histogram


Program Output Source
CONDO.MTB CONDO.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 2, Table 2-1, Page 23


Means and medians and modes, Oh my!


Program Output Source
ML-2-3.MTB ML-2-3.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 2, #3, page 32
CONDO.MTB CONDO.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 2, Table 2-1, Page 23
MB-3-94.MTB MB-3-94.TXT McClave & Benson (5ed), Exercise #3.94, page 138
MB-7-8.MTB
MB-7-8.DAT
MB-7-10.DAT
(row mean, row median)
MB-7-8.TXT McClave & Benson (5ed), Exercises #7.8, #7.9, and 7.10, pages 299-300


Calculating z scores


Program Output Source
NW2-1-1.MTB NW2-1-1.TXT Megan, Lab 1, Question 1
NW2-2-2.MTB NW2-2-2.TXT Megan, Lab 2, Question 2 (See also NW2-2-2.XLSX)


Area under the standard normal


Program Output Source
NW2-1-2.MTB NW2-1-2.TXT Megan, Lab 1, Question 2


Area under the (non-standard) Normal Distribution


Program Output Source
NW2-1-3.MTB NW2-1-3.TXT Megan, Lab 1, Question 3


C.I. and T.O.H. for small sample (ttest and tint)


Program Output Source
ML-11-8.MTB ML-11-8.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 11, page 427, #8
MB-3-29.MTB MB-3-29.TXT McClave & Benson (5ed), Exercise #3.29, page 112


Two-sample t test (unpaired)


Program Output Source
ML-11-12.MTB ML-11-12.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 11, page 432, #12
MB-2-41.MTB MB-2-41.TXT McClave & Benson (5ed), Exercise #2.41, page 57


Two-sample t test (paired difference)


Program Output Source
ML-11-14.MTB ML-11-14.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 11, page 436, #14
ML-11-20.MTB ML-11-20.TXT Mason & Lind (8ed), Chapter 11, page 436, #20
ML-11SR3.mtb ML-11SR3.TXT Mason & Lind (7ed), Chapter 11, page 431, Self Review 11-3


Simple Linear Regression


Program Output Source
ML-14-2.MTB ML-14-2.TXT
ML-14-2.JPG
Mason and Lind (7ed), Page 535, #14.2


Multiple Linear Regression


Program Output Source
AA-467.MTB AA-467.TXT Aczel, Complete Business Statistics (2ed), Page 467, Example (a)


Megan


Program Output Source
NW2-1-1.MTB NW2-1-1.TXT Megan, Lab 1, Question 1
NW2-1-2.MTB NW2-1-2.TXT Megan, Lab 1, Question 2
NW2-1-3.MTB NW2-1-3.TXT Megan, Lab 1, Question 3
NW2-2-2.MTB NW2-2-2.TXT Megan, Lab 2, Question 2 (See also NW2-2-2.XLSX)



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