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Instructional Videos

Learn from the Developers
This page presents a series of videos created by the developers of STATGRAPHICS Centurion, designed to help you get the most value from the program. Presented by Dr. Neil Polhemus, the original creator of STATGRAPHICS nearly 30 years ago, the videos will teach you not only how to use the program but also many of the statistical concepts on which the procedures are built. Creation of the videos is an ongoing effort, so check back often. Please send any comments you might have to neil@statgraphics.com.

 Before creating STATGRAPHICS, Dr. Polhemus taught statistics while on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and on the faculty of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University. He has lectured on the use of STATGRAPHICS for statistical analysis at many large and small companies around the world. If you'd like to attend one of Dr. Polhemus's classes in person, the next public training class is scheduled for April 12-14, 2010 in Warrenton, Virginia. The details may be found at www.statgraphics.com/public_seminars.htm.
WELCOME (13.8MB)
SECTIONS
1. Getting Started
2. Data Management
3. Basic Program Operation
4. Tips, Tricks and Other Time-Savers
5. Analyzing a Single Column of Numeric Data
6. What's New in Version XVI?
7. Using the New Version XVI Design of Experiments Wizard
8. Quality Assurance and Six Sigma
9. Things You Won't Find in Minitab or JMP

GETTING STARTED

·        Installing STATGRAPHICS Centurion (3.2MB)

·        Activating the Program (1.8MB)

·        Regular or Six Sigma Menu? (0.9MB)

·        A Quick Tour (8.7MB)

DATA MANAGEMENT

·        Entering Data by Hand (4.1MB)

·        Using the Windows Clipboard (1.2MB)

·        Reading an External Data File (2.2MB)

·        Querying a Database (3.1MB)

·        Polling Data in Real Time (1.1MB)

BASIC PROGRAM OPERATION

·        What's a StatFolio? (9.5MB)

·        Modifying Graphs (9.2MB)

·        Copying Output to Word, Excel and PowerPoint (4.9MB)

·        Using the StatReporter (2.9MB)

·        Using the StatGallery (5.7MB)

·        Saving Output as HTML with StatPublish (5.5MB)

·        Print and Print Preview (3.3MB)

·        Using the "Select" Field to Analyze Subsets of Your Data (3.2MB)

·        Locating Statistical Procedures and Tests using the StatWizard (2.9MB)

·        Saving System Preferences (4.7MB)

TIPS, TRICKS, AND OTHER TIME-SAVERS

·        4 Tips for New Users (6.3MB)

·        Calculating Running Totals and First Differences (1.4MB)

·        Combining 2 Text Columns using JUXTAPOSE (1.5MB)

·        Constructing a Boolean Variable to Exclude Outliers (5.7MB)

·        Demonstrating Sampling Variability with the RNORMAL Operator (2.9MB)

·        Generating Patterned Data (3.3MB)

·        Repeating an Analysis for Each Level of a "By" Variable (2.9MB)

·        Transforming Data "On-the-Fly" (2.6MB)

·        Using Row Numbers as a Variable (1.0MB)

·        Using the Ctrl Key on Data Input Dialog Boxes (1.2MB)

·        Using the EXCLUDE Operator to Exclude Rows from an Analysis (1.7MB)

ANALYZING A SINGLE COLUMN OF NUMERIC DATA

·        Summarizing the Data Graphically (7.4MB)

·        Summarizing the Data Numerically (6.1MB)

·        Testing a Hypothesis (6.1MB)

·        Do My Data Have Outliers? (11.2MB)

·        Do My Data Follow a Normal Distribution? (5.5MB)

·        Determining the Correct Distribution (4.2MB)

·        Finding the Proper Normalizing Transformation (6.5MB)

·        Are My Data Independent? (7.0MB)

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION XVI?

·        Analysis of Repairable Systems (7.6MB)

·        Automated Alerts in SPC Procedures (1.8MB)

·        Correspondence Analysis (14.6MB)

·        Dashboard Gage Plot (2.1MB)

·        Data (DataViewer, file format, variable names, import from other stat packages) (3.2MB)

·        Design of Experiments Wizard (see Step-by-Step videos in a later section)

·        Dynamic Graphics

·        Rotating 3-D Plots (9.6MB)

·        Exploring Response Surfaces (5.5MB)

·        Zoom and Pan (4.8MB)

·        Smoothing Scatterplots (3.7MB)

·        Brushing Scatterplots (4.1MB)

·        Jittering Points to Avoid Overplotting (1.8MB)

·        Labeling Points (1.8MB)

·        Graphics Profile Designer (2.6MB)

·        Multiple Correspondence Analysis (17.0MB)

·        Named Web Colors (1.3MB)

·        Point Process Modeling (11.1MB)

·        Repeating an Analysis for Each Level of a "By" Variable (2.9MB)

·        Sampling Distributions (1.3MB)

·        Sequential Sampling (5.6MB)

·        Sharing System Preferences (1.1MB)

·        3-D Mesh and Contour Plots (5.6MB)

·        XML Scripts (5.7MB)

USING THE NEW VERSION XVI DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS WIZARD

·        What's New in STATGRAPHICS for DOE? (2.3MB)

·        Step 1: Defining the Response Variables (4.2MB)

·        Step 2: Defining the Experimental Factors (3.7MB)

·        Step 3: Selecting a Design (3.4MB)

·        Step 4: Specifying a Model (1.5MB)

·        Step 5: Selecting a Subset of the Runs (2.0MB)

·        Step 6: Evaluating the Design (4.1MB)

·        Step 7: Saving the Experiment (1.1MB)

·        Performing the Experiment (0.8MB)

·        Step 8: Analyzing the Data (12.6MB)

·        Step 9: Optimizing the Responses (4.4MB)

·        Step 10: Saving the Results (1.1MB)

·        Step 11: Augmenting the Design (1.5MB)

·        Step 12: Extrapolating the Fitted Models (3.8MB)

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND SIX SIGMA

·        Six Sigma Calculator (5.8MB)

·        Pareto Analysis

·        Capability Analysis for Variables

·        Capability Analysis for Attributes

·        Statistical Tolerance Limits (9.3MB)

·        Control Charts

·        Gage R&R

·        Gage Linearity and Bias

·        Product Reliability

·        Acceptance Sampling

THINGS YOU WON'T FIND IN MINITAB OR JMP

·        Instant Translation into French, German, Italian or Spanish (1.9MB)

·        A Six Sigma DMAIC Menu (1.9MB)

·        Tables are Real Tables and Graphs are Real Graphs (5.8MB)

·        Basic Plots

·        Dashboard Gage Plot (2.1MB)

·        Polar Coordinates Plot (2.3MB)

·        Spherical Coordinates Plot (2.3MB)

·        Descriptive Statistics

·        Arrhenius Plots

·        Density Trace

·        Generalized Gamma Distribution (0.9MB)

·        Generalized Logistic Distribution (0.6MB)

·        Map by State (1.1MB)

·        Point Process Modeling (11.1MB)

·        Sequential Sampling (5.6MB)

·        Regression Analysis

·        Cochrane-Orcutt Procedure

·        Comparison of Regression Lines (6.2MB)

·        Cox Proportional Hazards

·        Curve Fitting - Selecting from 27 Nonlinear Models (8.9MB)

·        Negative Binomial Regression

·        Ridge Regression (10.4MB)

·        Statistical Process Control

·        Acceptance Control Charts (6.1MB)

·        ARIMA Control Charts for Autocorrelated Data (13.0MB)

·        Automated Alerts in SPC Procedures (1.8MB)

·        Cuscore Charts

·        Multivariate Capability Analysis

·        Sample Size Determination for Control Charts

·        Six Sigma Calculator (5.8MB)

·        Toolwear Charts

·        The Design of Experiments Wizard (see the special section above)

·        Time Series Analysis

·        Automatic Forecasting (7.4MB)

·        High-Low-Close Plots (0.6MB)

·        Seasonal Decomposition (5.0MB)