2.1.1.2.2 - Minitab Express: Pie Charts

The following data set (from College Board) contain the mean SAT scores for each of the 50 states and Washington, DC, as well the participation rates and geographic region of each state. 

MinitabExpress  – Pie Chart (Raw Data)

To create a pie chart in Minitab Express:

  1. Open the data set:
  2. On a PC or Mac: Select Graphs > Pie Chart
  3. Select Counts of Unique Values
  4. Double click the variable Region in the box on the left to insert the variable into the Categorical variable box
  5. Click OK

This should result in the pie chart below:

Pie Charts created using Minitab Express
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Summarized Data Section

In the examples above raw data were used. In other words, the dataset contained one row for each case. It is also possible to use Minitab Express to construct a pie chart given summarized data, for example, if you had your counts in a frequency table. If this were the case, in step 3 you would select Summarized Data and enter the names of the categories in the Category names box and the frequency counts in the Summary values box.