# 1.4.1 - Minitab: Graphing One Qualitative Variable

1.4.1 - Minitab: Graphing One Qualitative Variable##
Minitab^{®}
– Using Minitab to Construct Pie and Bar Charts

### Steps for Creating a Pie Chart

- In Minitab choose
`Graph`>`Pie Chart`. - Choose one of the following, depending on the format of your data:
- In
**Category names**, enter the column of categorical data that defines the groups. - In
**Summary values**, enter the column of summary data that you want to graph.

- In
- Choose
`OK`.

### Steps for Creating a Bar Chart

- In Minitab choose
`Graph`>`Bar Chart`. - Choose one of the following, depending on the format of your data:
- Counts of unique values (This is the best option). Choose
**Simple**for the graph type. - A function of a variable
- Values from a table

- Counts of unique values (This is the best option). Choose
- Choose
`OK`.

## Try It!

One survey of 500 Penn State University students about their favorite sport to watch shows that 283 said Football, 126 said Basketball, 45 said Hockey, 46 said Others. Practice with Minitab to create a pie chart and bar chart for favorite sport.