What's New in Minitab 18

Minitab 18 offers an updated Session window, definitive screening designs, tolerance intervals for non-normal distributions, and more. This document outlines the interface changes associated with the new features and enhancements to make it easier for you to update your materials from Minitab 17 to 18.

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Minitab User Interface
Minitab 18 User Interface (click to enlarge)

Definitive Screening Designs in Minitab 18

Definitive Screening Designs

Identify which inputs affect your outputs with this new type of DoE screening design. These designs can provide an alternative to standard screening designs where main effects are confounded with two-way interactions.

More Distributions for Tolerance Intervals in Minitab 18

More Distributions for Tolerance Intervals

Statistische Toleranzintervalle für nicht normalverteilte Daten lassen sich unter Verwendung verschiedener Verteilungen, darunter Weibull, lognormal, exponential und anderen, berechnen.

REML for Random and Fixed X's in Minitab 18

REML for Random and Fixed X's

Explore relationships between variables, run multiple comparisons, and calculate predictions for mixed models.

DoE Effects Plots in Minitab 18

DoE Effects Plots

Visually identify significant X's with effects plots for general factorial and response surface designs.

Gage R&R in Minitab 18

Gage R&R

Incorporate a user-specified process (historical) standard deviation in relevant calculations.

GLM Response Optimizer in Minitab 18

GLM Response Optimizer

Include both your factors and covariates when using the response optimizer to find optimal settings.

Updated Session Window in Minitab 18

Updated Session Window

The Session window not only looks better, but it also includes several great enhancements, including the ability to:

  • Specify the number of significant digits
  • Easily access graphs via links
  • Expand and collapse any analysis
  • Zoom in and out
Sort Worksheets in Minitab 18

Sort Worksheets

Easily manage your data within the Project Manager using new options for sorting your worksheets by title or in chronological order.

Command Line Pane in Minitab 18

Command Line Pane

Enter commands to expand Minitab's functionality using a docked pane that keeps commands separate from Session output.

Import improvement of session output for MS Word in Minitab 18 Import improvement of session output for MS Excel in Minitab 18

Word and Excel Improvements

Import Session output into Word and Excel in table format to easily manipulate and customize the appearance of your results.