
CS/ES 2503 Project 
Memo
To: Software Engineering Department
From: Quality Control
Date: September 9, 2002
Re: Help with causes of tolerance problem
We need your help in
determining the cause of some manufacturing tolerance problems. We have purchased some automatic sampling equipment
that will measure two properties of the process. What we need you to do is to write a program
that will interface to the sampling equipment and produce a statistical report
for us.
The details of the software
interface should be here early next week. In the mean time, could you please research
the kinds of statistical analysis that can be made on twodimensional samples? Look up “correlation coefficient” and see how
much effort would be required to program it. Also, see if any related statistics might help
us determine whether the two variables are causally related.
Is there already a piece of
software that will do what we want? If
so, what are its features and how much does it cost?
Please provide a 23 page
report, with references, a summary of the mathematical concepts, and an outline
of how your program will work. I need it
by
Thanks for your help,
Steve Nuchia