Calculate a descriptive statistic for a column or for each row in a set of columns in a Minitab worksheet.
Use Column Statistics to calculate a descriptive statistic for a column. The column statistic is displayed in the Session window, and you can also store it in a constant.
Use Row Statistics to calculate and store the specified descriptive statistic, such as the mean, for each row of data in the specified columns.
For example, a quality engineer records the number of rejected parts that are manufactured by each of three machines during each of three shifts. The quality engineer calculates the sum of rejected parts from each machine across shifts, and stores them in the Sum column.
|Machine ID||1st shift||2nd shift||3rd shift||Sum|
To calculate column statistics, choose .
To calculate row statistics, choose .
To calculate multiple descriptive statistics for one or more columns, use Display Descriptive Statistics.