Minitab 14 macro for 'Goldmine'


Goldmine is a strategy game, for analytical chemists and others, that reinforces the importance of a proper consideration of the uncertainty from sampling. It demonstrates, with financial constraints, the interactions between sampling uncertainty, analytical uncertainty, and the cost effectiveness of the outcome. Although the game is based in the context of prospecting for gold, the principles illustrated apply to most applications of chemical analysis.

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Analytical and sampling strategy, fitness for purpose, and computer games
No. 20, August 2005
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An explanatory text
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Minitab macro
To download Right Click on link and 'Save Target As' gold14.mac
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