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DEVSQ: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use DEVSQ in Google Sheets?

DEVSQ is a function in Google Sheets that calculates the sum of the squares of the values in a given range. This function is especially useful for calculating the variance and standard deviation of a data set. To use the DEVSQ function, enter the following into a cell in your spreadsheet:

=DEVSQ(range)

Where "range" is the range of cells containing the values you want to calculate the sum of the squares of.

What is the syntax of DEVSQ in Google Sheets?

The syntax of the DEVSQ function in Google Sheets is as follows:

=DEVSQ(array)

Where "array" is the range of cells that you would like to calculate the sum of squares for.

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

The DEVSQ function in Google Sheets calculates the sum of the squares of the values in a given range. This can be useful for calculating the variance or standard deviation of a data set. For example, the following formula calculates the standard deviation of the values in the range A1:A10: =DEVSQ(A1:A10)

When should you not use DEVSQ in Google Sheets?

There are a few occasions when you should not use the DEVSQ function in Google Sheets. One is when you want to calculate the sum of squares of a series of numbers that are not consecutive. In this case, you can use the SUM function with the INT function to get the sum of the squares of the numbers in the series. Another time you should not use DEVSQ is when you want to find the square root of a number. In this case, you can use the SQRT function.

What are some similar formulae to DEVSQ in Google Sheets?

There are a few similar formulae to DEVSQ in Google Sheets. One is SUM. Another is AVERAGE. Another is PRODUCT. Another is COUNT. Another is MAX. Another is MIN.

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