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Minitab is a general purpose statistical software package designed for easy, interactive use. Minitab is well suited for instructional applications and is most popular as a teaching tool; however, it is also powerful enough to be used as a primary tool for analyzing research data.

Steps for Windows

  1. Download minitab18.1.0.0setup from
  2. Once the file finishes downloading, navigate to your downloads folder and double click on minitab18.1.0.0setup
  3. Select a language and click OK
  4. Click “Next”, accept the license agreement, then click “Next” again
  5. Select "Multi-user license with a license server or file", then click "Next"
  6. In the License Server field type,
  7. Click Next
  8. Click Next
  9. Click “Install” to begin the installation. It should only take a few moments to complete. Click Finish once complete.
  10. Double-click the Minitab icon on your desktop to open the application
  11. You may be prompted to register the application, if so, enter your Email Address, First and Last Name, then click OK


  1. Minitab will only see the license server if you have a working campus internet connection. If off-campus, you must establish a VPN connection in order for Minitab to launch.
  2. There is no Minitab for Mac. Mac users should use the virtual lab or a campus lab computer.

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For questions, contact the CIT HelpDesk by calling (585) 245-5588, visiting us in Milne Library, or visiting our online service desk.