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How Do I Perform ANOM Variances Test in Excel Using SigmaXL?

ANOM Variances


The ANOM Variances chart is complementary to Bartlett’s Test for Equal Variance and is also available as an option in the Bartlett’s Test dialog. It assumes that the data are normally distributed.
  1. Open Delivery Times.xlsx, click on Sheet 1 tab.

  2. Click SigmaXL > Graphical Tools > Analysis of Means (ANOM) > ANOM Variances. Ensure that
    the entire data table is selected. If not, check Use Entire Data Table.

  3. Click Next. Ensure that Stacked Column Format is checked. Select Delivery Time Deviation,
    click Numeric Data Variable (Y) >>; select Floor, click Group Category (X) >>; Select Standard
    Deviations; Set Alpha Level = 0.05.


    We are analyzing the same normal data used in Bartlett’s Test for Equal Variances.

  4. Click OK. The ANOM Variances chart is shown below:


  5. The ANOM Variances chart visually shows that none of the group standard deviations are
    significantly different from the grand mean of all the standard deviations. It is called an ANOM
    Variances Chart but displays Standard Deviations for ease of interpretation (similar to a
    Standard Deviation S Control Chart). This does however result in non-symmetrical decision
    limits. To display Variances rerun the above analysis with option Variances selected.

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