FISHERINV function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the FISHERINV function in Microsoft Excel.


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.



The FISHERINV function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Y    Required. The value for which you want to perform the inverse of the transformation.


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

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



Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.





Inverse of the Fisher transformation at 0.972955


Applies To: Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2016 for Mac, Excel for Mac 2011, Excel Online, Excel for iPad, Excel for iPhone, Excel for Android tablets, Excel Starter, Excel for Android phones

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