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LECTURE

MINITAB

INTRODUCTION TO MINITAB AND MODULE REPORT

Objectives of
Lecture

[A]

Introduce the theme of the Module Report.
Introduce Minitab.
Consider the data file FILMTRIAL.MTW.
Distinguish between the numerical and categorical variables.
Name the remaining columns.
Change the numerical codes of the categorical variables to text
codes.
Save the data file on the your USB stick.
Perform some statistical analysis for numerical variables.
Summarise information on one and two categorical variables;
Plot graphs such as histograms, boxplots, pie chart, and multiple bar
chart.
Copy and past results and graphs in Microsoft Word.

STRUCTURE OF THE MODULEREPORT.
The second assignment is a module report and will entail a statistical
analysis using the statistical package Minitab version 16.

The structure of the report is given below:
1.
2.

Cover.
List of Contents

3.

Introduction

4.

Methodology

5.

Statistical Analysis.
This should include descriptive statistics; cross-tabulations;
graphs (e.g. histogram, pie chart, multiple bar charts, scatter

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diagram); correlation and regression analysis, and confidence
intervals.
6.

[B]

Conclusion and recommendation.

THEME OF THE MODULE REPORT.

The theme of the module report is also described in the modulehandout.
‘Film 2011’ is a large corporation specialising in the entertainment industry.
Recently a proposal has been put forward to expand the business by building
its own chain of cinemas UK wide.
Prior to implementing such a proposal a research has been carried out to
assess the performance of three other cinema chains (that is, chains A, B,
and C) which have already been established throughout the UK. Chain A,
unlike the other two chains employs cinema passes which are valid for either
4 or 8 weeks (for promotional purposes).
To carry out this assessment the directors of the ‘Film2011’ corporation
collected information on a random sample of 60 cinemas throughout the UK
(England, Scotland and Wales). The directors claim that the average total
monthly sales of the cinemas is£285,000.
Cinemas were randomly selected from England, Scotland and Wales. Each
cinema is run by one manager.Each cinema manager has completed a
questionnaire and the collected data information includes the columns
(variables) given below.
1.

Number of cinema.

2.

Cinema Chain.
1 = Chain A

3.

(C1)
(C2)

2 = Chain B

3 = Chain C

Regional Location of the cinema.
1 = England

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2 = Scotland

(C3)

3 = Wales

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4.

Location of the cinema.
1 = In Town

5.

6.

2 = Out of Town

Size of the cinema.
1 = Small
2 = Medium
3 = Large

(C5)

(Less than 400 seats)
(400 - 1000 seats)
(more than 1000 seats)

Gender of the Manager.
1 = Male

(C4)

(C6)

2 = Female

7.

Monthly Rent (£00s).

(C7)

8.

Distance of the cinema away from the High Street (miles). (C8)

9.

(C9)

10. Monthly weekend sales (£).

(C10)

11. Monthly weekday sales (£).

(C11)

Note that incomplete information led to missing values. These are
recorded as * . That is, * represents a missing value in Minitab.
The data is stored under the file name FILMTRIAL.MTW (in Minitab
format).
Since the data file has been stored in MINITAB then the data file name
carries the file extensionMTW, which stands for MiniTabWorksheet. That is,
the data file is FILMTRIAL.MTW.
The data file contains 60 rows of information, where each rowrepresents
information on a particular cinema.
The file contains 11 columns of information (C1, C2, …., C11), where
each column represents a variable such as chain of the cinema, regional
location of the cinema,distance of the cinema away from the High Street,
monthly rent (£00s), monthly advertising expenditure (£),gender of the
manager running the cinema, chain of the cinema, size of the cinema, and so
on. Each column corresponds to a variable (response to a question in the
given questionnaire).

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2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. PROJECT MANAGER WINDOW. This can also allow you to type Minitab commands but this we will not be doing.Page 4 Note that the first column. MiniTabWorksheet). MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013. [C] MINITAB VERSION 16 1. Note that a saved Minitab worksheet file has the file extension . columns and constants). This displays your current worksheet (rows. All commands will be accessed from the menu bar. Each menu command opens a dialog box.MTW (that is. is a list of the cinemas and as such this does not serve any purpose in the report.MTW . MINITAB WINDOWS. This displays the output (that is. this will occupy the first 60 rows and 11 columns of the worksheet. namely C1. Once you retrieve the data file FILM2011. SESSION WINDOW. DATA WINDOW (or WORKSHEET WINDOW). results). 2. The directors of the FILM2011 have employed you as a statistical consultant to carry out the appropriate statistical analysis for satisfying the objectives].MTW. After you log in. Select ALL PROGRAMS ►.    Click START to open the Start menu. How to access Minitab version 16 from the University. which allows you to make further choices. Select MIDDLESEX SOFTWARE and then choose MINITAB. and therefore this should not be used in the statistical analysis.

Minitab ProJect) will be attached to this file. [D] ACCESSING THE DATA FILE: ‘FILM2011. This includes several folders among which are the session and worksheet folders. Once you save the project ( data andresults). ASSISTANTWINDOW.MPJ (that is. This window can be opened by selecting the ASSISTANT command from the menu bar. This window appears each time you create a high-resolution graph. You are not required to produce character graphs for this report. which is open but is minimised.Page 5 This is another window. Note that this file can only be created and accessed from Minitab. the file extension .MTW’. This window can be opened by selecting the HELP command from the menu bar.MTW . The data file ‘FILMTRIAL.MTW’ should be accessed from Moodle.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. Save this file on your USB stick. GRAPH WINDOW. Make sure that you also have a copy of your work stored on your C drive on your PC or laptop at home (provided you have either a PC or a laptop). Note that character graphs are displayed in the Session Window.It is important that you always have a backup of your work. HELP WINDOW. MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.

Page 6 [E] OPENING THE DATA FILE: ‘FILM2011. The following message will appear MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013. Open Minitab as it has been stated in Section [C] above.  Click on FILE and choose OPEN WORKSHEET … .MTW . Highlight the file FILMTRIAL.MTW.MTW’ IN MINITAB. To open the data file FILMTRIAL. Note that this file is automatically transferred into the box with the heading FILE NAME:   Click OPEN.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL.   In the LOOK IN box select the usbstick drive. which has been previously saved on your usb stick drive.

This file can only be accessed from Minitab.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. NOTE that the file extension that will be added automatically to a saved Minitab worksheet is . MiniTab Worksheet).MTW .Page 7  Click OK. which you can access as follows:  Either click on the icon on the toolbar which looks like an open book MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.MTW (that is. [F] TO CHECK THE DATA INFORMATION To check the data information you can click on the Project Manager.

MTW . NOTE for illustrating the use of Minitab a data file called FILMTRIAL will be used. MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.Page 8  Or click on WINDOW and select PROJECT MANAGER.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. 1 2  Click on COLUMNS and this will allow you to see the information on the columns in the worksheet.

The cell below the column label (Cno.Page 9 Note that you can close the Project Manager by clicking the top left hand corner and selecting NEXT. [G] NAMING THE COLUMNS. namely C5 and C6. The maximum length of 32 characters is allowed for a name. Note that only two columns have been left without a name. is reserved for the column name. Give an appropriate name to each column in the worksheet. C5 SIZE MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.2014 C6 GENDER © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL.) and above row 1.MTW .

SCOTLAND and WALES. Failure to replace these missing values will result in inaccurate results in the statistical analysis.MTW .Page 10 [H] MISSING VALUES. What are missing values? Incomplete information leads to what we call ‘missing values’. 2and 3 respectively. This is already been done in the datafile FILMTRIAL. Looking at the information on columns (see Project Manager) you will see that Minitab has already identified the columns in which missing values are found as well as the number of missing values in each column. Note that you can find out which columns have missing values by checking the column information (follow the steps of section [F] above). The categories of each categorical variable are coded using numerical values. Note that for making life easy these have already been replaced by * so therefore you will need not have to change the -1 to *. That is: 1= England MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013. [I] CHANGING THE NUMERICAL CODES OF THE CATEGORICAL VARIABLES TO TEXT CODES. For example.2014 2= Scotland 3 = Wales © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. which are coded using the numerical codes 1. In this dataset missing values were recorded as –1.MTW. Prior to any statistical analysis it is necessary to replace these missing values by * since Minitab can only recognise missing values by *. the categorical variable REGION (C3) has three categories namely ENGLAND.

2 and 3 are just labels (or identifiers) used to identify each category.10 = England. 20 = Scotland and 30= Wales.  Select NUMERIC TO TEXT… . typing 11 instead of 1. MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013. highlight the categorical variable and double click it. For example.g. we would convert the numerical codes of all categorical variables to text codes. 1 2 3  Highlight the categorical variable (say e. This is illustrated using the categorical variable REGION (C3). C3) and then click on SELECT. We could have easily used any other numbers for example. This coding helps one to avoid making mistakes while typing in the data and any mistakes you might make will be more easily detected by this coding. Alternatively.Page 11 Note that 1.  HOW DO WE DO THIS?  Click on DATA and choose CODE.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. To ease the statistical analysis and improve presentation.MTW .

WALES). This is what we would be doing here.g. (in this example. C3) and double click it. In the third box under ORIGINAL VALUES type the numerical code (in this example. 1) and in the corresponding box under NEW type the corresponding text code (in this example.  Highlight the categorical variable (e. 2) and in the corresponding box under NEW type the corresponding text code (in this example.MTW . 3) and in the corresponding box under NEW type the corresponding text code (in this example. SCOTLAND).  Click in the first box under ORIGINAL VALUES. type the numerical code (in this example.Page 12 Note that this column now has moved into the box with the heading CODE DATA FROM COLUMNS:  Click inside the box with the heading STORE CODED DATA IN COLUMNS: . Note we choose the same column if we want the result to be placed back into the same column. ENGLAND). NOTE that MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013. In the second box under ORIGINAL VALUES type the numerical code.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL.  Click OK. You are advised to do this.

3.MTW . HOW DO WE DO THIS? For summarizing a numerical variable the procedure is: BASIC STATISTICS STAT DISPLAY DESCRIPTIVESTATISTICS… MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013. the missing values in the categorical values will be shown as blank spaces (and not by a *).2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS. C3-T acategorical variable [J] 2. T indicates a Text column ( a categorical variable). you can also check this change by using the Project Manager (see section [F] above).Page 13 1. the column now changes to C3-T . The question is  FOR NUMERICAL VARIABLES. We would like to summarise the data.

 Click inside the box with the heading VARIABLES: .  Select DISPLAY DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS… .MTW .  Click OK.Page 14 EXAMPLE 1 Distance is a numerical (continuous) variable and represents the distance of a cinema away from the High Street. Then click OK and then OK again for executing the command. We can summarise the information on distance by using the above command as follows:  Click on STAT and choose BASIC STATISTICS. The numerical variables will now appear in the List box.  Highlight the variable DISTANCE (that is. MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013. a histogram or a boxplot or a dotplot or a graphical summary). If you wish to do this then you need to click on GRAPHS and choose the graph of your choice. NOTE You can also produce a graphical representation of the data (that is. C8) and double click it.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL.

750 SE Mean StDev Minimum Q1 0. This is what we call the Standard Error of the Mean.651 Median 2.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL.MTW . therefore you are asked prior to clicking OK for executing the above command. This is something that we havecome not across yet in this module.514 0.500 1. Note that the output can be highlighted. The output however needs to be edited.000 Maximum 6.000 The output now appears in the session window. you click on STATISTICS… .  Remove the option for the SE of Mean by clicking inside the SE of Mean box MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.197 1. Note that the output provides you with the SE Mean.250 Q3 4.Page 15 OUTPUT Descriptive Statistics: DISTANCE Variable DISTANCE N N* 59 1 Mean 2. copied ( by right clicking the mouse and selecting COPY) and pasted in a Microsoft word file.

000 [Note that the above output has been edited]. We also note that the median is slightly higher than the mean value MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.750 Q3 4. One manager failed to provide information regarding the distance of the cinema away from the High Street. Interpretation. The output now will exclude the SE of Mean which is not required in this course. represents the maximum value in the data.651 1. represents the mean value.5 miles. represents the third (or upper quartile) of the data.250 Maximum 6.MTW . represents the standard deviation. represents the number of missing values.514 Median 2. Note that N N* Mean Median StDev Minimum Maximum Q1 Q3 represents the number of observations.000 Minimum 0. represents the first (or lower quartile) of the data.5 miles) and a maximum of 6 miles. represents the minimum value in the data.25 miles or less away from the High Street.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. The middle 50% of the cinemas have a distance of between 1.25 and 4 miles away from the High Street.500 Q1 1. On average we would expect a cinema to be about 2. Seventy-five percent of the cinemas have a distance of 4 miles or less while 25% of the cinemas have a distance of 1. represents the median value.7 miles away from the High Street with an average variation of about 1. OUTPUT Descriptive Statistics: DISTANCE Variable DISTANCE N N* 59 1 Mean StDev 2. The distance varies with a minimum of half a mile (0.Page 16  Click on OK  Click on OK to execute the command.

2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. A histogram is used to display graphically the distribution of a continuous variable. PLOTTING A HISTOGRAM.  This leads to a further dialog box (see below): MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013. METHOD 1 When you use the following command (see above) BASIC STATISTICS STAT DISPLAY DESCRIPTIVESTATISTICS… you are given the chance to plot a histogram by clicking on the GRAPHS … subcommand. Note that the coefficient of skewness can be obtained by clicking the SKEWNESS box in the STATISTICS … dialoq (see page 15 above). There are two methods that you may use to plot a histogram.MTW .Page 17 indicating a slightly negatively skewed distribution.

OUTPUT MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.  Click OK. WITH NORMAL CURVE).Page 18  Click the box on the left of HISTOGRAM OF DATA (or HISTOGRAM OF DATA.  Click OK.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL.MTW .

selecting ADD and then choosing FOOTNOTE. In this case. The FREQUENCY should be replaced by the appropriate name. y-axis label and title respectively.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL.Page 19 Histogram of DISTANCE 10 Frequency 8 6 4 2 0 1. 2. Make sure you MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013. In a similar manner you can add a TITLE.8 6.6 DISTANCE 4.  Your work will be assessed for presentation and structure and as such it is necessary to edit the axes and add a clear title to your graph. Choose the TYPE and BACKGROUND COLOR of your choice having in mind that presentation is important.2 2. You can easily do this by double clicking on the x-axis label. … to your graph.MTW .  You can edit the bars of the histogram (change the fill pattern and the colour if you are using a colour printer) by double clicking on the bars. Under the FILL PATTERN. y-axis label and also make changes to the title.4 3.  You can add your initials or any other information you would like at the foot of the graph by right clicking the mouse. this is ‘Number of Cinemas’. click the button CUSTOM. 1.0 Note  You can edit the x-axis label.

Try plotting a histogram using this approach. METHOD 2 MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.6 4.0 Distance of the cinema away from the High Street (miles) NOTE that you can save a graph if you so wish (see section [M]).  Exercise 1.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL.8 6.MTW .Page 20 familiarize yourself with the type of editing a graph (lecture. After editing the graph. Do not use capital letters when naming the axes and giving a title. the final version of the graph is: Histogram displaying the distance distribution.4 3. lab session and in your own free time). 10 10 9 9 9 Number of Cinemas 8 6 6 5 4 4 4 3 2 0 0 1.2 2. 3.

the following dialog box appears: MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.Page 21 GRAPH HISTOGRAM… The second method for plotting a histogram is carried out by using the following steps:  Click on GRAPH and select HISTOGRAM… .MTW .2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. 1 2 After selecting the HISTOGRAM… option.

DISTANCE) and double click it.  Highlight the variable of interest (in this case.Page 22  Click OK. MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013. click on LABELS ….MTW .  To add a TITLEand a FOOTNOTE (as requested).2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL.

 From the next dialog box.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL.MTW .Page 23   Once you add the title and footnote. You can now click on DATA OPTIONS… . then click OK. MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013. click on GROUP OPTIONS.

After doing this. then click OK.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013. remove the tick (by clicking inside the box) next to INCLUDE MISSING AS A GROUP.Page 24    From the following next dialog box. Click OK to produce the histogram.MTW .

the name of the vertical axis is FREQUENCY. It is important that this is replaced by the appropriate name. Presentation is very important. which in this case is ‘Number of Cinemas’.Page 25 Histogram displaying the Distance distribution. Name for the axes should not be in capital letters. You can also further edit your graph as we have described during the lecture as well as above. For example. The name of the horizontal axis also needs to be replaced by the appropriate name namely ‘Distance of a Cinema away from the High Street (miles)’. OUTPUT MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.MTW .2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. 25 Frequency 20 15 10 5 0 0 1 2 3 DISTANCE 4 5 6 AM NOTE The graph needs to be edited as we have explained before.

 In the FILE NAME enter the file name FILMTRIAL or any other name you prefer to use for your data file.  In the SAVE IN select the USB stick drive).8 Distance of a cinema away from the High Street (miles) 6. SAVE CURRENT WORKSHEET AS … FILE To save the data file on the appropriate drive(or USB drive).Page 26 Histogram displaying the Distance distribution.MTW . SAVING THE WORKSHEET).0 AM [K] SAVING THE DATA (THAT IS.  Click SAVE.2 2.  Click on FILE and choose SAVE CURRENT WORKSHEET AS … .4 3.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. You are advised to keep the file name FILMTRIAL. MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.6 4. 10 10 9 9 9 Number of Cinemas 8 6 6 5 4 4 4 3 2 0 0 1.

 [M] Click SAVE to save your project (that is. MiniTab Worksheet).Page 27 NOTE that the file extension that will be added automatically to a saved Minitab worksheet is . you need to save these as a project file. both data and results). Note that it is important that you first save your work.MTW (that is. SAVING A GRAPH. To do this. This file can only be accessed from Minitab.  In the FILE NAME box you will see that the name MINITAB is enteterd by default. FILE MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013. [L] SAVING DATA AND RESULTS IN MINITAB. you follow the steps below:  Click on FILE and choose SAVE PROJECT AS … . Note that in the SAVE AS TYPE: box you can see that this file is a MINITAB PROJECT file and the file extension given to this file is . Delete this and givean appropriate name to your output file. This file can be opened in Minitab only by selecting OPEN PROJECT from the FILE menu.2014 SAVE GRAPH AS … © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL.MTW .MPJ.  In the SAVE IN select the USB stick drive. SAVE PROJECT AS … FILE To save your data (Minitab worksheet) as well as your results in the session window.

choose the drive of your choice.  Click on OPEN.Page 28 After you have produced a high resolution graph then you can save this as follows:  Click on FILE. Note that in the SAVE AS TYPE: box the file extension that will be given to a Minitab graph is .MTW .  Select SAVE GRAPH AS … .  Click OK.MGF.  Highlight the graph name you want to retrieve.  In the LOOK IN: box choose the drive on which you have saved your graph.  In the SAVE IN: box. If you are not happy with the chosen name then change it by typing a name of your choice. OPENING A SAVED GRAPH.  [N] Click on SAVE to save your graph.  Select OPEN GRAPH … . OPEN GRAPH … FILE You can open a graph that you have previously saved as follows:  Click on FILE.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL.  Note that Minitab has already given a name to your graph inside the FILE NAME: box. MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.

 Select COPY.MTW . EXITING MINITAB. follow the steps below in copying your graph in Microsoft Word: [Q]  Right click the mouse.  Right click the mouse. MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.  Highlight your results in the session window.  Go to Microsoft Word and open the file containing your report.  Select PASTE.Page 29 [O] [P] COPYING THE RESULTS IN MICROSOFT WORD.  Right click the mouse.  Select COPY GRAPH. FILE EXIT If you have made any changes to the data file make sure you save your file before exiting Minitab.  Right click the mouse.  Select PASTE.2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. COPYING A GRAPH IN MICROSOFT WORD. After producing a high resolution graph.  Go to Microsoft Word and open the file containing your report.

Page 30  Click on FILE. Minitab ProJect).MPJ (that is. A dialog box appears. worksheet and output in the session window). MSO4730 LECTURE MINITAB MINITAB PART 1 and MODULE REPORT 2013.  Choose EXIT.  Minitab refers to this as a PROJECT and the file extension that will be given to your file will be .MTW .2014 © Dr AndroullaMichaeloudis Data file: FILMTRIAL. you will be given the chance to save both the data as well as your results). asking you if you want to save changes made to this project (that is. Note that:  If your response is YES then you will be given the chance to save your work (that is. Click the appropriate button according to your choice.  If your response is NO then you will automatically exit Minitab.