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Re: Forwarded to the list (fwd)
Posted:
Aug 29, 1996 10:52 PM


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 TI83 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 960829 20:50:13 EDT, hayden@oz.plymouth.edu (Bob Hayden) writes:
<< 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 work) 6. in associated variables enter c1 and you are off to the races >>



