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What is Minitab?

Minitab is one of the most popular and stable “statistical analysis” software. Minitab has the market's most trusted and comprehensive set of tools for statistical analysis, data visualization, reporting and streamlining your workflows.

Minitab 20 makes it even easier with:

  • One-click import of data for seamless data preparation
  • Intuitive menu option to sort, stack, transpose, and quickly recode your data to discover & Explore the data to find, trends and patterns, uncover hidden relationships between variables, and Identify important factors
  • Export graphs and output directly to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint to easily create presentations and share your results.
  • Use Minitab 20 from anywhere, as you get access to a cloud hosted version
  • Save, access and share your Minitab projects and worksheets in the cloud through Google drive or Microsoft One drive.

Minitab 20 Features

The following statistical methods are available in Minitab 20. Features marked as * are the new additions in Minitab version 20.


  • Measurement systems analysis
  • Capability analysis
  • Graphical analysis
  • Hypothesis tests
  • Regression
  • DOE
  • Control charts


  • Scatterplots, matrix plots, boxplots, dotplots, histograms, charts, time series plots, etc.
  • Contour and rotating 3D plots
  • Probability and probability distribution plots
  • Automatically update graphs as data change
  • Brush graphs to explore points of interest
  • Export: TIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, EMF

Basic Statistics

  • Descriptive statistics
  • One-sample Z-test, one- and two-sample t-tests, paired t-test
  • One and two proportions tests
  • One- and two-sample Poisson rate tests
  • One and two variances tests
  • Correlation and covariance
  • Normality test
  • Outlier test
  • Poisson goodness-of-fit test


  • Linear and nonlinear regression
  • Binary, ordinal and nominal logistic regression
  • Stability studies
  • Partial least squares
  • Orthogonal regression
  • Poisson regression
  • Plots: residual, factorial, contour, surface, etc.
  • Stepwise: p-value, AICc, and BIC selection criterion
  • Best subsets
  • Response prediction and optimization
  • Validation for Regression and Binary Logistic Regression*

Analysis of Variance

  • General linear models
  • Mixed models
  • Multiple comparisons
  • Response prediction and optimization
  • Test for equal variances
  • Plots: residual, factorial, contour, surface, etc.
  • Analysis of means

Measurement Systems Analysis

  • Data collection worksheets
  • Gage R&R Crossed
  • Gage R&R Nested
  • Gage R&R Expanded
  • Gage run chart
  • Gage linearity and bias
  • Type 1 Gage Study
  • Attribute Gage Study
  • Attribute agreement analysis

Quality Tools

  • Run chart
  • Pareto chart
  • Cause-and-effect diagram
  • Variables control charts: XBar, R, S, XBar-R, XBar-S, I, MR, I-MR, I-MR-R/S, zone, Z-MR
  • Attributes control charts: P, NP, C, U, Laney P’ and U’
  • Time-weighted control charts: MA, EWMA, CUSUM
  • Multivariate control charts: T2, generalized variance, MEWMA
  • Rare events charts: G and T
  • Historical/shift-in-process charts
  • Box-Cox and Johnson transformations
  • Individual distribution identification
  • Process capability: normal, non-normal, attribute, batch
  • Process Capability SixpackTM
  • Tolerance intervals
  • Acceptance sampling and OC curves
  • Multi-Vari chart
  • Variability Chart*

Design of Experiments

  • Definitive screening designs
  • Plackett-Burman designs
  • Two-level factorial designs
  • Split-plot designs
  • General factorial designs
  • Response surface designs
  • Mixture designs
  • D-optimal and distance-based designs
  • Taguchi designs
  • User-specified designs
  • Analyze binary responses
  • Analyze variability for factorial designs
  • Botched runs
  • Effects plots: normal, half-normal, Pareto
  • Response prediction and optimization
  • Plots: residual, main effects, interaction, cube, contour, surface, wireframe


  • Parametric and nonparametric distribution analysis
  • Goodness-of-fit measures
  • Exact failure, right-, left-, and interval-censored data
  • Accelerated life testing
  • Regression with life data
  • Test plans
  • Threshold parameter distributions
  • Repairable systems
  • Multiple failure modes
  • Probit analysis
  • Weibayes analysis
  • Plots: distribution, probability, hazard, survival
  • Warranty analysis

Power and Sample Size

  • Sample size for estimation
  • Sample size for tolerance intervals
  • One-sample Z, one- and two-sample t
  • Paired t
  • One and two proportions
  • One- and two-sample Poisson rates
  • One and two variances
  • Equivalence tests
  • One-Way ANOVA
  • Two-level, Plackett-Burman and general full factorial designs
  • Power curves

Predictive Analytics*

  • CART® Classification*
  • CART® Regression*


  • Principal components analysis
  • Factor analysis
  • Discriminant analysis
  • Cluster analysis
  • Correspondence analysis
  • Item analysis and Cronbach’s alpha

Time Series and Forecasting

  • Time series plots
  • Trend analysis
  • Decomposition
  • Moving average
  • Exponential smoothing
  • Winters’ method
  • Auto-, partial auto-, and cross correlation functions


  • Sign test
  • Wilcoxon test
  • Mann-Whitney test
  • Kruskal-Wallis test
  • Mood’s median test
  • Friedman test
  • Runs test

Equivalence Tests

  • One- and two-sample, paired
  • 2×2 crossover design


  • Chi-square, Fisher’s exact, and other tests
  • Chi-square goodness-of-fit test
  • Tally and cross tabulation

Simulations and Distributions

  • Random number generator
  • Probability density, cumulative distribution, and inverse cumulative distribution functions
  • Random sampling
  • Bootstrapping and randomization tests

Macros and Customization

  • Customizable menus and toolbars
  • Extensive preferences and user profiles
  • Powerful scripting capabilities
  • Python integration*

Industries using Minitab Statistical Software

Minitab Statistical software is used by over 90% of fortune 100 companies. The simple to use interface, packed with powerful and comprehensive statistical tools and visualizations makes Minitab 20 one of the most popular statistical package.

Banking & Insurance
Energy & Resources

Food and beverage
Medical Devices


What are the application areas of Minitab?

Data drives the businesses of today, and will continue to do so more in the future. Minitab is used by a professionals of various functions. Few of the examples are listed below:

For Quality

  • Measurement System Analysis (Gage studies, Attribute agreement analysis, Capability Analysis)
  • Control Charts ( Variable, attribute, Multivariate, Time weighted, Rare event charts)
  • Acceptance Sampling
  • Tolerance Intervals

For Reliability Engineering

  • Distribution Analysis: Arbitrary censoring, Weibull analysis, Censored data
  • Warranty Analysis
  • Repairable Systems Analysis
  • Test Plans: Demonstration, Sample Size Estimation , Accelerated Life Test
  • Regression with life data
  • Probit Analysis

For Product Development

  • Design of Experiments (DOE): Screening designs, Full factorial, Fractional factorial, Response surface, Mixture
  • Power sample size: Tolerance intervals, Normal and non-normal distributions

For Business Analytics

  • Correlation
  • Statistical Modeling: Linear / Non-linear Regression, Multivariate Models, Cluster Analysis, Time Series Analytics, ARIMA modeling, Time series / forecasting
  • Multivariate methods
  • Chi-Square Test for Association

For Process Validation

  • Stage 1 Process Design: Measurement Systems Analysis, Hypothesis testing, Regression / ANOVA, Process Capability
  • Stage 2 Process Qualification:  Control charts, Capability analysis, Tolerance Intervals
  • Stage 3 Continued Process Validation: Measurement System Analysis, Acceptance sampling, Control charts

Minitab Statistical Software System Requirement

Client System requirement (where Minitab Statistical Software will be installed)

  • Operating System Windows 7 SP 1 or later, Windows 8 or 8.1, Windows 10
  • RAM:
    • 32-bit systems: 2 GB of memory or more
    • 64-bit systems: 4 GB of memory or more
  • Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ Dual Core, with SSE2 technology
  • Hard Disk Space 2 GB (minimum) free space available
  • Screen Resolution 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Connectivity An internet connection is required for activation of trial and single-user licenses
  • Browser Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Microsoft Edge, Chrome, or Firefox is required for Minitab Help

Additional required software will be installed with the application: Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables for Visual Studio 2017

*Memory recommendations depend on data size.

System requirement for Multi-User License Manager

Note: this is required only for network license, not for individual user  license.

Multi-user license installations also require the Minitab License Manager (verify you have the latest version of the License Manager), which has the following recommended system requirements:

  • Operating System Windows 32-bit & 64-bit Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows 7 SP1, or Windows 10. It is a best practice to run license servers on a server-based OS.
  • Operating System OSX 32-bit & 64-bit macOS 10.13 and macOS 10.14
  • Hard Disk Space 100 MB (minimum); dependent on log file settings
  • Connectivity At least one enabled network interface card