STDEVA function

Estimates standard deviation based on a sample. The standard deviation is a measure of how widely values are dispersed from the average value (the mean). Text and logical values such as TRUE and FALSE are included in the calculation.

Syntax

STDEVA(value1,value2,...)

Value1,value2,...     are 1 to 30 values corresponding to a sample of a population.

Remarks

  • STDEVA assumes that its arguments are a sample of the population. If your data represents the entire population, you must compute the standard deviation using STDEVPA.

  • Arguments that contain TRUE evaluate as 1; arguments that contain text or FALSE evaluate as 0 (zero). If the calculation must not include text or logical values, use the STDEV spreadsheet function instead.

  • The standard deviation is calculated using the "nonbiased" or "n-1" method.

  • STDEVA uses the following formula:

    Formula

Example

Suppose 10 tools stamped from the same machine during a production run are collected as a random sample and measured for breaking strength.

St1

St2

St3

St4

St5

St6

St7

St8

St9

St10

Formula

Description (Result)

1345

1301

1368

1322

1310

1370

1318

1350

1303

1299

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

Standard deviation of breaking strength for all the tools (27.46391572)

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