FISHERINV function

Returns the inverse of the Fisher transformation. Use this transformation when analyzing correlations between ranges or arrays of data. If y = FISHER(x), then FISHERINV(y) = x.

Syntax

FISHERINV(y)

Y     is the value for which you want to perform the inverse of the transformation.

Remarks

  • If y is nonnumeric, FISHERINV returns the #VALUE! error value.

  • The equation for the inverse of the Fisher transformation is:

    Equation

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

How to copy an example

  1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.

  2. Select the example in the Help topic.

    Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

    Selecting an example from Help

    Selecting an example from Help

  3. Press CTRL+C.

  4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.

  5. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.

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Formula

Description (Result)

=FISHERINV(0.972955)

Inverse of the Fisher transformation at 0.972955 (0.75)

Applies To: Excel 2007



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