Specify the failure modes for Nonparametric Distribution Analysis (Arbitrary Censoring)

Stat > Reliability/Survival > Distribution Analysis (Arbitrary Censoring) > Nonparametric Distribution Analysis > FMode

If you have multiple causes of failure, enter a column or columns to evaluate the reliability of the individual failure modes. For more information on failure modes, go to What is a failure mode?.

Use failure mode columns
Enter the columns that contain the failure modes. To represent right-censored observations in the failure mode column, use an asterisk (*) for numeric columns or a space for text columns.
Failure Mode Options
  • Use all failure modes: Include all failure modes in the analysis.
  • Use failure modes: Enter the failure modes to include in the analysis. Enclose text values in double quotation marks.
  • Eliminate failure modes: Enter the failure modes to exclude from the analysis. Enclose text values in double quotation marks.
Create right censored observations using
Use to determine how Minitab will create right-censored observations for other failure modes when data are interval censored.
  • Midpoint of intervals: Select if a failure for any one failure mode causes the experiment to end.
  • Right endpoint of intervals: Select if the experiment continues until the right endpoint when a failure in the interval occurs.
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