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STDEV.P: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use STDEV.P in Excel?

STDEV.P is used to calculate the standard deviation of a population. The function takes in an array of numbers and calculates the standard deviation of those numbers. The function is used to calculate the standard deviation of a set of data that is not already in a list or table.

What is the syntax of STDEV.P in Excel?

The syntax of STDEV.P in Excel is as follows: =STDEV.P(range)

This function calculates the standard deviation of a population of numbers, based on the supplied range. The range can be a single column or row of numbers, or a range of cells that contain numbers.

What is an example of how to use STDEV.P in Excel?

STDEV.P calculates the standard deviation of a population. It is used to measure the variability of a set of data. To calculate the standard deviation of a population, use the following formula: =STDEV.P(range)

When should you not use STDEV.P in Excel?

There are a few instances when you should not use STDEV.P in Excel. One instance is when you have a list of numbers that are not statistically independent. For example, if you are calculating the standard deviation of a set of prices over a period of time, the prices are not independent because they are all influenced by the same market factors. In this case, you would use the STDEV.S function, which takes into account the correlation between the numbers in the set. Another instance when you should not use STDEV.P is when you have a set of numbers that are not normally distributed. In this case, you would use the STDEV.IQ function, which uses the chi-squared distribution to calculate the standard deviation.

What are some similar formulae to STDEV.P in Excel?

There are a few similar formulae to STDEV.P in Excel. One is STDEV.S, which calculates the standard deviation of a sample. Another is VAR.P, which calculates the variance of a population. Lastly, there is VAR.S, which calculates the variance of a sample.

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