Interview Questions about Minitab
1. What is Minitab and why use Minitab?
Answer: Minitab is a software package for statistical analysis. Minitab is used for both learning about statistics as well as research in statistics. It is very useful and easy once you know the fundamentals.
Below are few key points for using Minitab
• For the beginners it is very easy to start with and in most of the introductory statistical analysis courses Minitab is used.
• Using Minitab drop down menu and syntax will perform the analysis of data.
• Minitab had good user friendly interface and it supports many languages.
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A Minitab worksheet file consists of all the information present in the work sheet such as columns, design objects, constants and matrices. Sharing the worksheets without sending the whole project details among the Minitab users is allowed. • Minitab project file - .mpj
Minitab organizes our work into projects, which can be opened and saved and this file is identified as .mpj. Project file contains all the information present in the project, together with outputs, worksheets and history. When we save a project, automatically we save all our work at the same time.
• Minitab graph file- .mgf
Minitab graph file consists of graphical output. We can edit the Minitab graphs in Minitab as well as we can send it the other users of Minitab without disclosing the project information.
• Excel Files: MS Excel (XLS, XLSX and XML) file contains only column data. We can open and save these files in Minitab.
• Minitab macro - .mac
Mac file is a text file that contains commands of Minitab and we can utilize this file to automate a repetitive task such generating weekly, monthly reports, calculations and many more. Mtb- Minitab exec is a simpler type of Minitab …show more content…
What are the symptoms of corrupted projects in Minitab and how to recover them?
Answer: The following items are symptoms show that a project is probably corrupted in Minitab
i. Error messages come out when we try to open the project or update any graph. ii. Some items will miss from the project after we save and reopen the project. iii. Sometimes project does not seem to open and graphs that appear to be linked to the worksheet are not really linked.
Below is the list of items to recover the corrupted projects in Minitab
i. Try to retrieve the backup file of the project – When we open a project file, Minitab automatically creates and saves a backup file in the same project folder with a specific file format. For example is the project file is PROC.mpj then the backup file would be PROC.mpj.BAK. ii. Try recovering individual worksheets – if we are not able retrieve the backup copy, we can try recovering individual worksheets. iii. Raising a support ticket with Minitab- we can send the project files to the Minitab team copy the project and the BAK file and send those to email@example.com , they might help us in resolving the