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  • #30653

    Ashman
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    We have just completed black belt training, the question is how important is to have a software program like Minitab or would Excel be adequate?

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    #80127

    RT
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    It is an absolute must have.  Minitab can do much more than Excel for statitical math.  And it’s much easier to use.  Anova’s, normality descriptive stats are all easily run within a few minutes of data entry.
    However Excel does have crystal ball which is great for modelling.
     

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    #80128

    Lee Ronald
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    In my work, I find both to be vital.  I use Excel for data mining, Pivot Tables, and detailed graphing, but Minitab (or other stats software) is important to me for ANOVAs, DOEs, etc which can be done in Excel but are lightning quick in Minitab.  I have used SPSS as well which seems to be slightly more powerful but less intuitive than Minitab. 

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    #80132

    vikin9
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    Always on the lookout for new tools. What is “crystal ball” in Excel? Goal Seek? Would you elaborate on how you use it?
    Thanks.

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    #80135

    RT
    Member

    Crysal Ball may already be on your computer.  Look under the Start/Programs/Crystal Ball it comes with MS Office.

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    #80139

    abasu
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    Crystal ball is excel-based monte carlo simulator.  Information about it can be obtained from http://www.decisioneering.com/products.html

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    #80142

    John J. Flaig
    Participant

    Rt,
    I don’t think this program comes with MS Office.
    John

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    #80143

    John J. Flaig
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    Steve,
    Both programs are good but serve different needs. There add-ins to Excel that do things such as optimization that Minitab does not support and there are many statistical features in Minitab that Excel does not have. I’d recommend you have both.
    In addition I have found that JMP is better than Minitab for exploritory data analysis and DOE (it is more flexible).
    John J. Flaig, Ph.D.
    Applied Technology (e-AT-USA.com) 

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    #93720

    Jim Franklin
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    Crystal Ball is not part of Microsoft Office, but it is an Excel-based application that may be obtained at http://www.crystalball.com.

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