In this example, you first perform a capability analysis for the three nonnormal variables in Tablet Measurements.jmp. You then use Simulate to find confidence limits for the nonconformance percentage for the variable Purity.
If you prefer not to follow the steps below, you can obtain the results in this section by running the Process Capability table script in Tablet Measurements.jmp.
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Select Analyze > Quality and Process > Process Capability.

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Open the Distribution Options outline.

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Click Set Process Distribution.

The &Dist(Best Fit) suffix is added to each column name in the list on the right.
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Click OK.

A Capability Index Plot appears, showing the Ppk values. Note that only the Thickness variable appears above the line that denotes Ppk = 1. Purity is nearly on the line. Although the number of measurements, 250, seems large, the estimated Ppk value is still quite variable. For this reason, you construct a confidence interval for the true Purity Ppk value.
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Select Individual Detail Reports from the Process Capability red triangle menu.

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Weight: Lognormal

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Thickness: Johnson Sb (see the note immediately beneath the Thickness(Johnson) Capability report title)

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Purity: Weibull

To use the Simulate utility to estimate Ppk confidence limits, you need to construct a simulation formula that reflects the fitted Weibull distribution. If you prefer not to follow the steps below, you can obtain the results in this section by running the Add Simulation Column table script.
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In the formula editor, select Random > Random Weibull.

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Rightclick in the Parameter Estimates report table and select Make into Data Table.

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Copy the entry in Row 2 in the Estimate column (1589.7167836).

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In the formula editor window, select the placeholder for beta in the Random Weibull formula and paste 1589.7167836 into the placeholder for beta.

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In the data table that you created from the Parameter Estimates report, copy the entry in Row 1 in the Estimate column (99.918708989).

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In the formula editor window, select the placeholder for alpha in the Random Weibull formula and paste 99.918708989 into the placeholder for alpha.

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Click OK in the formula editor window.

The Simulated Purity column contains a formula that simulates values from the bestfitting distribution.
When you use Simulate, the entire analysis is run the number of times that you specify. To shorten the computing time, you can minimize the computational burden by running only the required analysis. In this example, because you are interested only in Purity with a fitted Weibull distribution, you perform only this analysis before running Simulate.
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In the Process Capability report, select Relaunch Dialog from the Process Capability red triangle menu.

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In the launch window, from the Cast Selected Columns into Roles list, select Weight&Dist(Lognormal) and Thickness&Dist(Johnson).

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Click Remove.

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Click OK.

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Select Individual Detail Reports from the Process Capability red triangle menu,

Both Ppk and Ppl values are provided, but they are identical because Purity has only a lower specification limit.
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In the Column to Switch Out list, Purity is selected. In the Column to Switch In list, Simulated Purity is selected.
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Click OK.

The calculation might take several seconds. A data table entitled Process Capability Simulate Results (Estimate) appears. The Ppk and Ppl columns in this table each contain 500 values calculated based on the Simulated Purity formula. The first row, which is excluded, contains the values for Purity obtained in your original analysis. Because Purity has only a lower specification limit, the Ppk values are identical to the Ppl values.
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Two Distribution reports are shown, one for Ppk and one for Ppl. But Purity has only a lower specification limit, so that the Ppk and Ppl values are identical. For this reason, the Distribution reports are identical.
The Simulation Results report shows that a 95% confidence interval for Ppk is 0.909 to 1.145. The true Ppk value could be above 1.0, which would place Purity above the Ppk = 1 line in the Capability Index Plot you constructed in Nonnormal Capability Analysis.
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In the Process Capability report, rightclick the Expected Overall % column in the Nonconformance report and select Simulate.

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Click OK.

The calculation might take several seconds. A data table entitled Process Capability Simulate Results (Expected Overall %) appears. Because Purity has only a lower specification limit, the Below LSL values are identical to the Total Outside values.
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