Load the Analysis ToolPak

If you need to develop complex statistical or engineering analyses, you can save steps and time by using the Analysis ToolPak. You provide the data and parameters for each analysis, and the tool uses the appropriate statistical or engineering macro functions to calculate and display the results in an output table. Some tools generate charts in addition to output tables.

The data analysis functions can be used on only one worksheet at a time. When you perform data analysis on grouped worksheets, results will appear on the first worksheet and empty formatted tables will appear on the remaining worksheets. To perform data analysis on the remainder of the worksheets, recalculate the analysis tool for each worksheet.

The Analysis ToolPak includes the tools described in the following sections. To access these tools, click Data Analysis in the Analysis group on the Data tab. If the Data Analysis command is not available, you need to load the Analysis ToolPak add-in program.

Load and activate the Analysis ToolPak

  1. Click the File tab, click Options, and then click the Add-Ins category.

    If you're using Excel 2007, click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , and then click Excel Options

  2. In the Manage box, select Excel Add-ins and then click Go.

    If you're using Excel for Mac, in the file menu go to Tools > Excel Add-ins.

  3. In the Add-Ins box, check the Analysis ToolPak check box, and then click OK.

    • If Analysis ToolPak is not listed in the Add-Ins available box, click Browse to locate it.

    • If you are prompted that the Analysis ToolPak is not currently installed on your computer, click Yes to install it.

Note: To include Visual Basic for Application (VBA) functions for the Analysis ToolPak, you can load the Analysis ToolPak - VBA Add-in the same way that you load the Analysis ToolPak. In the Add-ins available box, select the Analysis ToolPak - VBA check box.

See Also

Perform statistical and engineering analysis with the Analysis ToolPak.

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