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DSTDEVP: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use DSTDEVP in Excel?

DSTDEVP is a function used in Excel to calculate the standard deviation of a distribution of data. The function takes in an array of data and calculates the standard deviation of that data. The function is especially useful for data that is not normally distributed, as it can help to adjust for the non-normal distribution.

What is the syntax of DSTDEVP in Excel?

The syntax of the DSTDEVP function in Excel is as follows:

=DSTDEVP(array,stats)

The DSTDEVP function calculates the standard deviation of the data in the array, based on the given statistic. The array can be a range of cells, or a list of numbers. The stats argument can be one of the following:

"mean" - calculates the standard deviation of the data based on the mean "std" - calculates the standard deviation of the data based on the standard deviation

What is an example of how to use DSTDEVP in Excel?

The DSTDEVP function in Excel calculates the standard deviation of a distribution of data points. The function takes a range of data points as an input, and calculates the standard deviation of that data. The function is useful for understanding the distribution of data points in a set, and can be used to identify outliers in a data set.

When should you not use DSTDEVP in Excel?

You should not use DSTDEVP in Excel when you want to calculate the standard deviation of a population. This function calculates the standard deviation of a sample, not a population.

What are some similar formulae to DSTDEVP in Excel?

DSTDEVP is the sum of the squares of the deviations of the data points from their mean, divided by the number of data points. There are a few similar formulae in Excel that can be used to calculate the standard deviation of a set of data. The STDEV function calculates the standard deviation of a set of data points, while the STDEVP function calculates the standard deviation of a population. The VAR function calculates the variance of a set of data points, while the VARP function calculates the variance of a population.

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