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Re: Forwarded to the list (fwd)
Posted: Aug 29, 1996 10:52 PM
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Bob is correct. Paul's suggestion isn't what I was looking for. I tried it
myself Tuesday night also. Bob's first comment about putting all of the data
in C1 is what I needed. I had about 5700 pieces of data, and I forgot that
the student version of Minitab will only take 3500, so I had to scale it down
proportionally. Bob's suggestion gave me what I was looking for. From his
explanation, I understand now why Minitab is programmed that way, but it is
frustrating when my little TI-83 gave me what I was looking for with a lot
less effort. I'll try Bob's macro this weekend.

The main reason I wanted to use Minitab for this data is because I was trying
to make a normal quantile plot, or a normal probability plot as Minitab calls
it. I didn't see a quick way to do it on the 83, so I turned to Minitab.
That's when I got stuck.

Thanks to all of you for your help.

Bill Roloff
Lake Park HS
Roselle, IL

In a message dated 96-08-29 20:50:13 EDT, (Bob Hayden)

<< I tried what Paul suggested and I don't think it does what Bill wants,
but I could be misinterpreting what he wants. My interpretation is
that he has data like this

x f

1 24
2 14
3 12
4 0
5 1

representing 50 numbers (all integers between 1 and 5 inclusive) and
he wants ONE mean for all 50 numbers. I do not get ONE mean from the
TABLE command. I can do this with a macro I wrote. See end of message.
I'd be curious if this is what Bill wanted and if the results below
are what Paul is getting by his method for this data.

----- Forwarded message from Paul James -----

I think what you are looking for is in the table command under stats.
1. go to - tables
2. cross tabulation
3. in Classification variables enter c1
4. trun on Frequencies are in box and enter c2
5 go to summaries, pick what you want (very limited and not all seem to
6. in associated variables enter c1 and you are off to the races

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