Use Run Chart to look for patterns or trends in your data that indicate the presence of special-cause variation. A run chart plots your process data in the order that they were collected.
Minitab tests for randomness in order to detect whether nonrandom patterns, such as trends, oscillation, clustering, and mixtures, are statistically significant.
To create a run chart, choose .
Use a control chart instead of a run chart when you want to calculate control limits to monitor your process and determine whether it is in control.