Information to help you use Minitab Release 7 on gs
After you have logged in on gs, the gs prompt $ will appear.
To access MINITAB, type minitab after the $ prompt and press return.
A long message will appear on the screen followed by the MINITAB prompt
Now you are ready to work in MINITAB.
First you should set up an outfile. All subsequent commands that you type as well as output that Minitab prints are automatically put into this file. This is the file that you will print. Suppose you want to save your output in a file called class. At the prompt MTB >, type
From this point on, all commands and output that appear on the screen are stored in the file class.LIS. When you want to stop recording your session, type
Next enter your data. Using the SET command
MTB > SET C1
DATA > 2.49, 2.57, 3.41, 1.25, 1.62, 3.83, 11.64, 6.41, 8.34
(You may use commas or spaces to separate the numbers)
DATA > END
To look at the data you have entered
MTB > PRINT C1
You may edit your columns using the INSERT, DELETE, and LET commands.
You may name columns using the NAME command
MTB > NAME C1 'time'
To save your data
MTB > SAVE 'filename'
(This command saves the columns you have created in a worksheet, so that you can retrieve them at another session.)
To close your outfile
MTB > NOOUTFILE
To leave MINITAB
MTB > STOP (When you press return, the $ prompt will appear).
To print your outfile
$ lpr -J ANAME class.LIS
To retrieve your worksheet at a later session,
MTB > retriev 'filename'
To get information about columns and constants in your worksheet
MTB > INFO
The command HELP displays information about MINITAB
|a list of all command topics||HELP COMMANDS|
|a list of all overview topics||HELP OVERVIEW|
|information on a command||HELP commandname [subcommandname]|
In general for problems from the text book the command is
read '/home/stats/moore_mccabe/chap / filename' c-c
For other problems for which datafiles are available
read '/home/stats/filename' c-c
|STATISTICS 2080 HOMEPAGE||MINITAB TUTORIAL HOMEPAGE|