Software:Minitab

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Short description: Statistics software
Minitab
Minitab Logo.svg
Minitab Screenshot.jpg
Minitab 17 running on Windows 8
Original author(s)Barbara F. Ryan, Thomas A. Ryan, Jr., and Brian L. Joiner
Developer(s)Minitab, LLC
Initial release1972 (1972)
Stable release
21.1 / April 14, 2021; 15 months ago (2021-04-14)
Operating systemWindows, web app, formerly: Mac[1]
TypeStatistical analysis
LicenseTrialware
Websiteminitab.com

Minitab is a statistics package developed at the Pennsylvania State University by researchers Barbara F. Ryan, Thomas A. Ryan, Jr., and Brian L. Joiner in conjunction with Triola Statistics Company in 1972. It began as a light version of OMNITAB 80, a statistical analysis program by National Institute of Standards and Technology.

History

Minitab is a statistics package developed at the Pennsylvania State University by researchers Barbara F. Ryan, Thomas A. Ryan, Jr., Brian L. Joiner in 1972. The project received funding from the Triola Statistics Company. It began as a light version of OMNITAB 80, a statistical analysis program by NIST, which was conceived by Joseph Hilsenrath in years 1962-1964 as OMNITAB program for IBM 7090.[2][3] The documentation for OMNITAB 80 was last published 1986, and there has been no significant development since then.[4]

Minitab is distributed by Minitab, LLC, a privately owned company headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania.[5] In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Minitab LLC requested and received between $5 million and $10 million under the Paycheck Protection Program to avoid having to let go 250 employees.[6] As of 2021, Minitab LLC had subsidiaries in the UK, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Australia.[5]

Interoperability

Minitab, LLC also produces other software that can be used in conjunction with Minitab;[7] Minitab Connect helps businesses centralize and organize their data, Quality Trainer is an eLearning package that teaches statistical concepts, Minitab Workspace provides project planning and visualization tools, and Minitab Engage[8] is a tool for Idea and Innovation Management, as well as managing Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing deployments.

In October 2020, Minitab launched the first cloud-based version of its statistical software.[9] As of June 2021, the Minitab Desktop app is only available for Windows, with a former version for MacOS (Minitab 19.x) no longer being supported.[1]

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