﻿ SUMXMY2 function

# SUMXMY2 function

This article describes the formula syntax and usage of the SUMXMY2function in Microsoft Excel.

## Description

Returns the sum of squares of differences of corresponding values in two arrays.

## Syntax

SUMXMY2(array_x, array_y)

The SUMXMY2 function syntax has the following arguments:

• Array_x    Required. The first array or range of values.

• Array_y    Required. The second array or range of values.

## Remarks

• The arguments should be either numbers or names, arrays, or references that contain numbers.

• If an array or reference argument contains text, logical values, or empty cells, those values are ignored; however, cells with the value zero are included.

• If array_x and array_y have a different number of values, SUMXMY2 returns the #N/A error value.

• The equation for the sum of squared differences is:

## Example

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

How do I copy an example?

Important   Do not select the row or column headers.

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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 A B First array Second array 2 6 3 5 9 11 1 7 8 5 7 4 5 4 Formula Description (Result) =SUMXMY2(A2:A8,B2:B8) Sum of squares of differences of the two arrays above (79) =SUMXMY2({2, 3, 9, 1, 8, 7, 5}, {6, 5, 11, 7, 5, 4, 4}) Sum of squares of differences of the two arrays constants (79)

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

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