Minitab provides a test statistic for each multivariate test. The name of the test statistic for each test is as follows:
- Wilk's lambda
- Lawley-Hotelling trace
- Pillai's trace
- Largest eigenvalue, λ1
For more information about how Minitab calculates each test statistic, go to Methods and Formulas.
Minitab uses the test statistic to calculate the F-value and the p-value. Usually, you assess the p-value because it is easier to interpret.