STDEV

The STDEV function calculates the standard deviation based on a sample.

Sample usage

STDEV(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)

STDEV(A2:A100)

Syntax

STDEV(value1, [value2, …])

  • value1 – The first value or range of the sample.

  • value2, …[ OPTIONAL ] – Additional values or ranges to include in the sample.

Notes

  • Although STDEV is specified as taking a maximum of 30 arguments, Google Sheets supports an arbitrary number of arguments for this function.

  • If the total number of values supplied as value arguments is not at least two, STDEV will return the #DIV/0! error.

  • STDEV will return an error if any of the value arguments include text. If any of the value arguments reference a cell that contains text, those cells will be ignored. To calculate the standard deviation while interpreting text values as 0, use STDEVA.

  • STDEV calculates the standard deviation for a sample. To calculate the standard deviation across an entire population, use STDEVP.

  • STDEV is equivalent to the square root of the variance, or SQRT(VAR(…)) using the same dataset.

See also

VARPA: Calculates the variance based on an entire population, setting text to the value '0'.

VARP: Calculates the variance based on an entire population.

VARA: Calculates the variance based on a sample, setting text to the value '0'.

VAR: Calculates the variance based on a sample.

STDEVPA: Calculates the standard deviation based on an entire population, setting text to the value '0'.

STDEVP: Calculates the standard deviation based on an entire population.

STDEVA: Calculates the standard deviation based on a sample, setting text to the value `0`.

SKEW: Calculates the skewness of a data set, which describes the symmetry of that data set about the mean.

KURT: Calculates the kurtosis of a data set, which describes the shape and in particular the 'peakedness' of that data set.

DVARP: Returns the variance of an entire population selected from a database table-like array or range using an SQL-like query.

DVAR: Returns the variance of a population sample selected from a database table-like array or range using an SQL-like query.

DSTDEVP: Returns the standard deviation of an entire population selected from a database table-like array or range using an SQL-like query.

DSTDEV: Returns the standard deviation of a population sample selected from a database table-like array or range using an SQL-like query.

DEVSQ: Calculates the sum of squares of deviations based on a sample.

AVEDEV: Calculates the average of the magnitude of deviations of data from a data set's mean.

Examples

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