The STDEVPA function in Excel calculates the standard deviation of a population based on the supplied arguments. The function takes the following arguments:
Array - The array of numbers to calculate the standard deviation for.
- The array of numbers to calculate the standard deviation for. Population Mean - The population mean of the supplied array.
- The population mean of the supplied array. Population Standard Deviation - The population standard deviation of the supplied array.
The function calculates the standard deviation of the supplied array by taking the square root of the average of the squared differences between each number in the array and the population mean.
The syntax of STDEVPA in Excel is: =STDEVPA(number1,number2,...)
This function calculates the standard deviation of a population, based on a supplied set of numbers. The function takes a minimum of two arguments, but can take more.
STDEVPA is used in Excel to calculate standard deviation of a population. To calculate the standard deviation using STDEVPA, you will need to input the data set you are working with into a spreadsheet, and then use the function to calculate the standard deviation.
The steps for using the STDEVPA function are:
1. Input the data set into a spreadsheet.
2. Enter the function "STDEVPA" into one of the cells in the spreadsheet.
3. Select the range of cells that contains the data you are working with.
4. Press "Enter."
The standard deviation for the data set will be calculated and displayed in the cell where the function was entered.
STDEVPA should not be used when calculating standard deviation for a population, as it does not take into account the sample size. The standard deviation for a population can be calculated using the STDEVP function.
The Excel functions STDEV and STDEV.P return the standard deviation of a population or a sample, respectively. The Excel function VAR.P returns the variance of a population, and the Excel function VAR.S returns the variance of a sample.