Complete the following steps to specify the data to analyze.

- In Variables, enter the column that contains the process data. Each row contains the number of defectives for one subgroup. If you enter more than one column, Minitab creates a separate P chart diagnostic test for each column.
- In Subgroup sizes, do one of the following:
- If all subgroups are the same size, enter the size (for example, 55).
- Enter a column that contains the size of each subgroup.

In this worksheet, the Rejected Parts column contains the number of defective parts in each subgroup. The Parts Sampled column contains the total number of parts that were sampled for each subgroup.

C1 | C2 |
---|---|

Rejected Parts | Parts Sampled |

9 | 120 |

8 | 110 |

5 | 110 |

6 | 115 |

If some subgroups have erratic data because of special causes that you have already corrected, you can omit these subgroups from the calculations to avoid incorrect parameter estimates.

- From the drop-down list, specify whether you want to list the subgroups to omit or the subgroups to include.
- To list the subgroups to omit, select Omit the following subgroups when estimating parameters (eg, 3 12:15).
- To list the subgroups to include, select Use the following subgroups when estimating parameters (eg, 3 12:15).

- List the subgroups. Use a colon to indicate a range of subgroups. Leave a space between each subgroup or range of subgroups. For example, to specify subgroups 4, 7, 11, 12, 13, and 14, enter
`4 7 11:14`.