2.2.6 - Minitab Express: Central Tendency & Variability

Minitab Express may be used to compute descriptive statistics such as the mean, median, mode, standard deviation, and variance. 

Note that these are the default setting in Minitab Express:

Minitab Express: Descriptive Statistics Defaults

If you want the mode or variance, you will need to select them under the Statistics tab.

MinitabExpress  – Central Tendency

To obtain measures of central tendency and variability in Minitab Express:

  1. Open the data set:
  2. On a PC: from the menu select STATISTICS > Describe 
    On a Mac: from the menu select Statistics > Summary Statistics > Descriptive Statistics
  3. Double click the variable Height in the box on the left to insert the variable into the Variable box
  4. Click on the Statistics tab and select the descriptive statistics that you want displayed
  5. Click OK

This should result in the following output:

Descriptive Statistics: Height
Variable N N* Mean SE Mean StDev Minimum Q1 Median Maximum
Height 525 0 67.0090 0.1947 4.4616 51.0000 64.0000 67.0000 82.0000
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