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re: st: Stata vs. Minitab


From   "Airey, David C" <david.airey@vanderbilt.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   re: st: Stata vs. Minitab
Date   Wed, 11 May 2011 09:34:24 -0500

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I was looking at software recently, after deciding to give students a choice in what they used. This also gives them more responsibility. Anyway, to me it seems Stata has changed a lot more since I started using it than has Minitab. If anything, Minitab has focused more on ease of use and product improvement for business processes, in the same way SPSS has come to advertise itself. So if DOE, six sigma and such are what's on the table, maybe JMP or Minitab will be better suited.

see:

<http://www.stata.com/capabilities/>

<http://www.minitab.com/en-US/products/minitab/features/#>

Also note:

"Stata: Data Analysis and Statistical Software"

"Minitab: Software for Quality Improvement"

and the ability of Stata to run on Linux and Macs.


> Hello all, I'm kind of new here. I work for a government contractor,
> and I'm trying to get Stata approved at my office. Dealing with the
> red tape has been a pain, and in order to get it at my office I need
> to show how Stata fills a role that Minitab does not. I don't know
> much about Minitab as I've just used Stata. Could someone help me and
> give me some points on how Stata does things that Minitab can't? Any
> help is appreciated!
> 
> Respectfully,
> 
> Garrett Harmon

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