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STDEVP

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Calculates standard deviation based on the entire population given as arguments. The standard deviation is a measure of how widely values are dispersed from the average value (the mean).

Syntax

STDEVP ( number1 ,number2, ...)

Number1,number2, ... are 1 to 30 number arguments corresponding to a population.

Remarks

  • Logical values such as TRUE and FALSE and text are ignored. If logical values and text must not be ignored, use the STDEVPA spreadsheet function.

  • STDEVP assumes that its arguments are the entire population. If your data represents a sample of the population, then compute the standard deviation using STDEV.

  • For large sample sizes, STDEV and STDEVP return approximately equal values.

  • The standard deviation is calculated using the "biased" or "n" method.

  • STDEVP uses the following formula:

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Example

St1

St2

St3

St4

St5

St6

St7

St8

St9

St10

Formula

Description (Result)

1345

1301

1368

1322

1310

1370

1318

1350

1303

1299

=STDEVP([St1], [St2], [St3], [St4], [St5], [St6], [St7], [St8], [St9], [St10])

Standard deviation of breaking strength, assuming only 10 tools are produced (26.05455814)

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