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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.


  1. Download the software from
  2. Go to the download location and run "minitab17.3.1.0setup.exe"
  3. Select a language and click OK
  4. Click “Next” accept the license agreement, and click “Next” again
  5. Click “Install” to begin the installation. It should only take a few moments to complete. Click Finish once complete.
  6. Double-click the Minitab 17 icon on your desktop to open the application
  7. If you are prompted to enter a license server address, use


  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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