Histogram in Excel with Cp, Cpk

Tired of Trying to Make Histograms in Excel?

  • Does the Excel Data Analysis Toolpak take too long and require too many steps?
  • Is it difficult to show specification limits or the normal curve on your Excel histogram?
  • Is it too hard to calculate process capability metrics Cp Cpk? Defect rates? Sigma?

What is a Histogram?

Histograms show the spread, or dispersion, of variable data. The customer's upper specification (USL) and lower specification limits (LSL) determine how well the process delivers on customer requirements. Measurements outside of the spec limits represent data points that don't meet customer requirements.

anatomy of a histogram created by QI Macros in Excel 2016

How Does QI Macros Histogram Maker Work?

histogram maker in excel

QI Macros installs right in Excel:

  1. Point – Just select your data in an Excel worksheet.
  2. Click – on QI Macros menu in Excel and choose Histogram with Cp Cpk.
  3. Analyze and Improve – QI Macros will prompt you for spec limits, do the histogram calculations and draw the histogram with a curve for you.

What is Cool about QI Macros Histogram Maker in Excel?

  • Calculates more than 20 process capability analysis metrics including Cp Cpk and Pp Ppk.
  • Draws a bell curve.
  • It is interactive:
    • Calculations can be viewed and updated in the Excel worksheet created by QI Macros.
    • Allows you to experiment with how spec limits impact Cp Cpk by changing them in the histogram calculations worksheet.
    • Allows you to adjust histogram bin intervals and the approximate number of bars.

I am very impressed with QI Macros Software. I work with Excel eight hours a day and thought that I had written macros that made me efficient. The Control Charting and Histogram macros in QI Macros alone have saved me hours of work and allowed me to present data to management in a format that is meaningful.

- Kyle Dopp
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Why Choose QI Macros to Perform Capability Analysis and Draw Histograms?



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