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STDEV: Google Sheets Formulae Explained

How do you use STDEV in Google Sheets?

There are a few different ways to use the STDEV function in Google Sheets. You can use it to calculate the standard deviation of a set of numbers, or you can use it to calculate the standard deviation of a population. You can also use it to find the standard error of a population.

What is the syntax of STDEV in Google Sheets?

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

=STDEV(array)

Where "array" is the range of cells that you want to calculate the standard deviation for.

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

The example below uses the STDEV function to calculate the standard deviation of a set of numbers. In this example, we are calculating the standard deviation of the ages of a group of people.

=STDEV(A2:A9)

When should you not use STDEV in Google Sheets?

There are a few occasions when you should not use STDEV in Google Sheets. One such time is when you have a list of numbers that are not measurements. For example, if you have a list of numbers that represent people's ages, you should not use the STDEV function because age is not a measure of spread. Another time you should not use the STDEV function is when you have a list of numbers that are not in order. For example, if you have a list of numbers that represent people's salaries, you should not use the STDEV function because salaries are not in order.

What are some similar formulae to STDEV in Google Sheets?

There are a few similar formulae to STDEV in Google Sheets. One is VAR, which calculates the variance of a set of numbers. Another is SD, which calculates the standard deviation of a set of numbers. Both of these formulae can be used to calculate the spread of a set of data, which can be helpful for determining how spread out your data is.

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