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AVEDEV: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use AVEDEV in Google Sheets?

AVEDEV is a function in Google Sheets that calculates the average deviation of a set of numbers. To use AVEDEV, enter the numbers you want to calculate the deviation for in a row, and then use the AVEDEV function to calculate the average deviation for that set of numbers.

What is the syntax of AVEDEV in Google Sheets?

The syntax of AVEDEV in Google Sheets is as follows:

=AVEDEV(number1,number2)

This function calculates the arithmetic mean of two numbers.

What is an example of how to use AVEDEV in Google Sheets?

AVEDEV is a function in Google Sheets that calculates the average absolute deviation of a set of numbers. This function is useful for calculating the standard deviation of a set of numbers, which can be used to measure the variability of the data set. To use the AVEDEV function, enter the set of numbers you want to calculate the standard deviation for in the first column, and the function name "AVEDEV" in the second column. Google Sheets will automatically calculate the average absolute deviation for the set of numbers.

When should you not use AVEDEV in Google Sheets?

There are a few occasions when you should not use AVEDEV in Google Sheets. AVEDEV is not designed to work with data that is sorted in alphabetical or numerical order. Additionally, it is not recommended to use AVEDEV with data that is too small or too large. If the data set has less than 10 data points, AVEDEV will not produce accurate results. If the data set has more than 1000 data points, the calculation time will be too long and may cause the sheet to freeze.

What are some similar formulae to AVEDEV in Google Sheets?

AVEDEV is an Excel function that calculates the average of the absolute deviations of a set of numbers from their mean. There are a few similar formulae in Google Sheets. The AVERAGE function calculates the average of a set of numbers, while the ABS function calculates the absolute value of a number. The function also includes the SQUARE function, which calculates the square of a number.

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