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Minitab Guide

Fall 2020: Students need to download Minitab version 19.2.0 (which will be updated on this guide).

Minitab is a free statistics software package for Davenport students and employees. Online students will often receive a copy of Minitab with their textbook purchase (or they can use the links below).


Minitab 19 for PC

Minitab Express and Minitab 19 files are not compatible. Neither version can read the others' files.

Download Instructions (expires August 31, 2020)

  1. Click Minitab 19 PC file & license download
  2. Enter your Davenport login if prompted
  3. Select both files in Blackboard (license and setup)
  4. Select Download Package
  5. Save the files to your computer
  6. Unzip the saved zip file
  7. Select the .exe setup file
  8. Choose your desired language, then select Next
  9. When it says This setup will help you install Minitab 19, select Next
  10. Read the License Agreement and select I accept the terms in the License Agreement..., then select Next
  11. Select Activate with a license, then select Next
  12. If prompted to Select a licensing method, select File, then locate the .lic file that was part of your installation, then select Next
    Warning: If you see a screen asking what license you will use:
    1. Cancel installation
    2. Move the license file to the same folder as the .exe file
    3. Restart the process by selecting the .exe setup file again
  13. Select Install to begin the installation
  14. Select Finish to exit setup

Minitab 19 for Mac

Minitab Express and Minitab 19 files are not compatible. Neither version can read the others' files.

Download Instructions (expires August 31, 2020)

  1. Click Minitab 19 Mac file & license download
  2. Enter your Davenport login if prompted
  3. Download both files (license and package) to your computer
  4. Select the package file to start installation
  5. When the License Agreement pops up, press continue.
  6. If it can't find the license file automatically, it will ask you to navigate to it.
    When asked How do you want to activate Minitab?, select With license
  7. Select Licensing method: Click the License file option
  8. Click on minitab.lic (select open) and then click continue

Download Instructions (expires August 31, 2020)

For Spring/Summer 2020 If you already have a copy of Minitab 19, all you need is the new Minitab license file.

  1. Save a copy of Minitab license file
  2. Find the folder with your old Minitab license file
  3. Replace the old file with the new one (the name should stay identical)

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Chromebook: At this time Minitab does not have a version that works with Chromebook. We apologize for this inconvenience.