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|The package covers most statistical procedures to some extent, with a strong emphasis on the design and analysis of experiments, and on statistical process control, both with a focus on industrial applications. Because perhaps of its pedigree as a tool for teaching statistics, its help functionality is particularly strong, offering help in recognising the appropriateness of particular statistical methods to your data.||Minitab was developed at Penn State University and has been one of the standard packages for teaching statistics for over three decades. It has also developed into a reasonably full general purpose statistical package that may be used in research.||
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Note on General Purpose Statistical Packages:
Broadly, these packages offer the user an easy way of applying standard estimation, confidence interval and hypothesis testing techniques to general data, usually input in the form of a spreadsheet.
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