Mann-Whitney on stacked data

This macro performs the Mann-Whitney Test on stacked data. Subcommands can be used to specify the confidence level and alternative hypothesis. By default, Minitab uses a 95% confidence level and performs the two-sided test.

Download the Macro

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Required Inputs

  • A column of numeric data
  • A corresponding column of subscripts

Optional Inputs

Use to specify a confidence level (K) other than the default of 0.95 (95%).
Use to perform a test where H1: ETA1 < ETA2 (K = -1) or H1: ETA1 > ETA2 (K= 1).

Running the Macro

Suppose C1 contains the data and C2 contains the subscripts (grouping variable).To run the macro, choose Edit > Command Line Editor and type:


Click Submit Commands.

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