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Overview of the ProcessControl Package

 

Calling Sequence

Description

Control Charts for Attributes

Control Charts for Variables

The Floating-Point Environment

Data Sets

References

Calling Sequence

ProcessControl[command](arguments)

command(arguments)

Description

  

The ProcessControl package provides a number of statistical control charts as well as tools for computing control limits for these charts.

  

Each command in the ProcessControl package can be accessed by using either the long form or the short form of the command name in the command calling sequence.

  

Because the underlying implementation of the ProcessControl package is a module, it is also possible to use the form ProcessControl:-command to access a command from the package. For more information, see Module Members.

Control Charts for Attributes

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Control charts for attributes allow you to visualize quality characteristics that cannot be represented in numeric form. In such cases, all items are subdivided into two categories: conforming or nonconforming to the specification of this quality characteristic. The charts support procedures with constant and variable sample size.

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The following is a list of available commands.

CChart

Generate the C chart

CControlLimits

Compute control limits for the C chart

NPChart

Generate the NP chart

NPControlLimits

Compute control limits for the NP chart

PChart

Generate the P chart

PControlLimits

Compute control limits for the P chart

UChart

Generate the U chart

UControlLimits

Compute control limits for the U chart

  

To display the help page for a particular command, click the corresponding link in the table, or enter ?ProcessControl[command_name] at the Maple prompt.

Control Charts for Variables

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Control charts for variables allow you to visualize quality characteristics that can be represented in numeric form. The charts support procedures with constant and variable sample size.

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The following is a list of available commands.

EWMAChart

Generate the EWMA chart

EWMAControlLimits

Compute control limits for the EWMA chart

MAChart

Generate the MA chart

MAControlLimits

Compute control limits for the MA chart

MRChart

Generate the MR chart

MRControlLimits

Compute control limits for the MR chart

RChart

Generate the R chart

RControlLimits

Compute control limits for the R chart

SChart

Generate the S chart

SControlLimits

Compute control limits for the S chart

XBarChart

Generate the X-bar chart

XBarControlLimits

Compute control limits for the X-bar chart

XChart

Generate the X chart

XControlLimits

Compute control limits for the X chart

  

To display the help page for a particular command, click the corresponding link in the table, or enter ?ProcessControl[command_name] at the Maple prompt.

The Floating-Point Environment

  

Most ProcessControl package commands rely on external libraries that perform their computations in floating-point.  These libraries include statistics and optimization routines provided by the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG).

  

The routines used by the ProcessControl package use either the hardware floating-point environment or the arbitrary-precision software floating-point environment to perform the computations.  To maximize efficiency, the solvers attempt to use hardware floats whenever possible. Software floats are used only when the environment variable UseHardwareFloats is set to 'false', or when UseHardwareFloats is 'deduced' and Digits is greater than the value of evalhfDigits.

Data Sets

  

A data set is generally provided as a Vector.  Most ProcessControl commands accept an Array or a list in place of a Vector.  For greatest efficiency, it is recommended that data sets be provided as Vectors of data type float.

References

  

Montgomery, Douglas C. Introduction to Statistical Quality Control. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

See Also

Statistics

 


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