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A quick-and-dirty guide to variables, attributes data

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma and more

Bytes and pieces

FYI: Current releases

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Welcome to Quality eLine, a monthly newsletter from PQ Systems, Inc., developers of software products and training services that help customers demonstrate proof of their quality performance. This newsletter gives you industry news, case studies, and information about product enhancements and tips to enhance your software use.

What kind of data?

A quick-and-dirty guide to variables, attributes data

A simple distinction between the two, and a question for you.
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Quality Quiz:Professor Cleary
Another quiz from Professor Cleary—
and last month's winners!

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality Quiz Classics DVD are Noel Farrington (Flowserve); Bartosz Jankowski (LG Electronics); James Lauer (Caterpillar Inc.); Carolyn S. Townsend (Clarian Health); and Kelly Whitehead (Ballard Power Systems). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Quiz Classics, submit your response by November 29 to be entered in the drawing.
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Data in everyday life:
Pumpkin and squash crops around the world

Traditional autumn foods include pumpkins and squash--both often a part of the November Thanksgiving holiday dinner in the U.S. Who produces the greatest amount of this crop?
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Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
'Tend and befriend,' not 'fight or flight' in stressful situations

David reflects on responses to stress in organizations.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • World Quality Month: The former National Quality Month (October) celebration has been joined with World Quality Day, to call attention to improvement of products and processes around the world.
  • Healthcare conference: It’s not too late to register for the National Forum on Quality in Healthcare sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, December 5-8 in Orlando. Watch for PQ Systems’ booth, #208, in the exhibit area.

Current versions of software:

To determine the most recent version of your PQ Systems software products (SQCpack, GAGEpack, and CHARTrunner), call us at: (800) 777-5060. A customer care specialist will be pleased to help you. If there are later, more up-to-date versions, we will be able to get you up to speed immediately. You can also go to our website to check version updates at:

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