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Minitab

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 18 for PC (Minitab 19 coming soon)

Minitab Express and Minitab 18 files are not compatible. Neither version can read the others' files.

Download Instructions (expires August 31, 2020)
  1. Click Minitab 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 zipped file to your computer
  6. Unzip the saved file
  7. Select the .exe setup file
  8. Run through the set up options
    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
  9. Select Install and Finish
Minitab Express 1.5.1 for MAC

As of yet, there is no full version for MACs.

Minitab Express requires Mac OS X 10.8.0 or higher. The files will not install on anything lower.

Minitab Express and Minitab 18 files are not compatible. Neither version can read the others' files.

Download Instructions (expires August 31, 2020)
  1. Click Minitab Express 1.5.1.0 & license download
  2. Download the Minitab Express 1.5.1.0
  3. Download the license file (minitab.lic) to /Library/Application Support/Minitab/Minitab Express
  4. From Applications, launch Minitab Express. When prompted to specify the License Server System or specify a license file, select Specify the License File
  5. Browse to and select minitab.lic. Click Open.
  6. Click OK to launch Minitab.
Minitab Express 1.5.1 for PC

This limited version for the PC is only for instructors who need to help their students who have MACs and can only use Minitab Express.

If you have a PC, please download the full version (above).

Minitab Express and Minitab 18 files are not compatible. Neither version can read the others' files.

How to Install Using the Enterprise License File (expires August 31, 2020)
  1. Click Minitab Express 1.5.1.0 & license
  2. Enter your Davenport login if prompted
  3. Select both files in Blackboard (license and setup)
  4. Select Download Package
  5. Save the attached license file (minitab.lic) to the same folder as the Minitab Express installer and double-click the Minitab Express installer
How to Replace the Enterprise License File (expires August 31, 2020)
  1. Click Minitab Express 1.5.1.0 & license
  2. Enter your Davenport login if prompted
  3. Copy the attached license file to the directory where Minitab is installed (Default: C:\Program Files(x86)\Minitab)
  4. Launch Minitab Express. When prompted to enter the Specify the License Server System or Specify the License File a file, select Specify the License File.
  5. Browse to and select minitab.lic. Click Open.
  6. Click OK to launch Minitab.
  • Note: If the end-user has previously accessed a network License Manager for a license, Minitab Express will automatically look to the original License Manager before attempting to use the enterprise license file.
  • For more advanced installation methods or to deploy to multiple computers, please see the Minitab Express Install Guide online
Download Instructions (expires August 31, 2020)
  1. Open Blackboard (link opens in new tab, may require DU login)
  2. Open Minitab license file
  3. Find the folder with your old Minitab license file
    PCs:
    • Go to C:\Program Files(x86)\Minitab\Minitab 18\minitab.lic
    MACs:
    • Go to /Library/Application Support/Minitab/Minitab Express
  4. Replace the old file with the new one (the name should stay identical)
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