FISHERINV function

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

Description

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)

The FISHERINV function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Y    Required. 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 do I copy an example?

  1. Select the example in this article.

    Important   Do not select the row or column headers.

    selecting an example from help

    Selecting an example from Help

  2. Press CTRL+C.

  3. In Excel, create a blank workbook or worksheet.

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

    Important   For the example to work properly, you must paste it into cell A1 of the worksheet.

  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.

After you copy the example to a blank worksheet, you can adapt it to suit your needs.

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Formula

Description (Result)

=FISHERINV(0.972955)

Inverse of the Fisher transformation at 0.972955 (0.75)

Applies To: Excel 2010, Excel Starter, Excel Online, SharePoint Online



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