# Statistical Functions Part Five

\<bookmark_value\>DEVSQ function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>sum of squares of deviations\</bookmark_value\>## DEVSQ

Returns the sum of squares of deviations based on a sample mean.

### Syntax

DEVSQ(Number1; Number2; ...; Number30)

Number1, Number2, ..., Number30 are numerical values or ranges representing a sample.

### Example:

=DEVSQ(A1:A50)

\<bookmark_value\>regression lines\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>extrapolations\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>FORECAST function\</bookmark_value\>## FORECAST

Extrapolates future values based on existing x and y values.

### Syntax

FORECAST(Value; data_Y; data_X)

\<emph\>Value\</emph\> is the x value, for which the y value on the linear regression is to be returned.

\<emph\>Data_Y\</emph\> is the array or range of known y's.

\<emph\>Data_X\</emph\> is the array or range of known x's.

### Example:

=FORECAST(50; A1:A50; B1;B50) returns the Y value expected for the X value of 50 if the X and Y values in both references are linked by a linear trend.

\<bookmark_value\>regression lines\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>extrapolations\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>FORECAST function\</bookmark_value\>## FORECAST.LINEAR

Extrapolates future values based on existing x and y values.

### Syntax

FORECAST.LINEAR(Value; DataY; DataX)

\<emph\>Value\</emph\> is the x value, for which the y value on the linear regression is to be returned.

\<emph\>Data_Y\</emph\> is the array or range of known y's.

\<emph\>Data_X\</emph\> is the array or range of known x's.

### Example:

=FORECAST(50; A1:A50; B1;B50) returns the Y value expected for the X value of 50 if the X and Y values in both references are linked by a linear trend.

\<bookmark_value\>NORMSDIST function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>normal distribution;statistics\</bookmark_value\>## NORMSDIST

Returns the standard normal cumulative distribution function. The distribution has a mean of zero and a standard deviation of one.

It is GAUSS(x)=NORMSDIST(x)-0.5

### Syntax

NORMSDIST(Number)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the value to which the standard normal cumulative distribution is calculated.

### Example:

=NORMSDIST(1) returns 0.84. The area below the standard normal distribution curve to the left of X value 1 is 84% of the total area.

\<bookmark_value\>NORMSDIST function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>normal distribution;statistics\</bookmark_value\>## NORMSDIST

Returns the standard normal cumulative distribution function. The distribution has a mean of zero and a standard deviation of one.

### Syntax

NORM.S.DIST(Number; Cumulative)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the value to which the standard normal cumulative distribution is calculated.

Cumulative 0 or FALSE calculates the probability density function. Any other value or TRUE calculates the cumulative distribution function.

### Example:

=NORM.S.DIST(1;0) returns 0.2419707245.

=NORMSDIST(1) returns 0.84. The area below the standard normal distribution curve to the left of X value 1 is 84% of the total area.

\<bookmark_value\>NORMSINV function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>normal distribution;inverse of standard\</bookmark_value\>## NORMSINV

Returns the inverse of the standard normal cumulative distribution.

### Syntax

NORMINV(Number)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the probability to which the inverse standard normal distribution is calculated.

### Example:

NORMSINV(0.908789) returns 1.3333.

\<bookmark_value\>NORMSINV function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>normal distribution;inverse of standard\</bookmark_value\>## NORMSINV

Returns the inverse of the standard normal cumulative distribution.

### Syntax

NORMINV(Number)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the probability to which the inverse standard normal distribution is calculated.

### Example:

NORMSINV(0.908789) returns 1.3333.

\<bookmark_value\>PERMUT function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>number of permutations\</bookmark_value\>## PERMUT

Returns the number of permutations for a given number of objects.

### Syntax

PERMUT(Count_1; Count_2)

\<emph\>Count_1\</emph\> is the total number of objects.

\<emph\>Count_2\</emph\> is the number of objects in each permutation.

### Example:

=PERMUT(6; 3) returns 120. There are 120 different possibilities, to pick a sequence of 3 playing cards out of 6 playing cards.

\<bookmark_value\>PERMUTATIONA function\</bookmark_value\>## PERMUTATIONA

Returns the number of permutations for a given number of objects (repetition allowed).

### Syntax

PERMUTATIONA(Count_1; Count_2)

\<emph\>Count_1\</emph\> is the total number of objects.

\<emph\>Count_2\</emph\> is the number of objects in each permutation.

### Example:

How often can 2 objects be selected from a total of 11 objects?

PERMUTATIONA(11;2) returns 121.

PERMUTATIONA(6; 3) returns 216. There are 216 different possibilities to put a sequence of 3 playing cards together out of six playing cards if every card is returned before the next one is drawn.

\<bookmark_value\>PROB function\</bookmark_value\>## PROB

Returns the probability that values in a range are between two limits. If there is no End value, this function calculates the probability based on the principle that the Data values are equal to the value of Start.

### Syntax

PROB(Data; Probability; Start; End)

\<emph\>Data\</emph\> is the array or range of data in the sample.

\<emph\>Probability\</emph\> is the array or range of the corresponding probabilities.

\<emph\>Start\</emph\> is the start value of the interval whose probabilities are to be summed.

End (optional) is the end value of the interval whose probabilities are to be summed. If this parameter is missing, the probability for the Start value is calculated.

### Example:

=PROB(A1:A50; B1:B50; 50; 60) returns the probability with which a value within the range of A1:A50 is also within the limits between 50 and 60. Every value within the range of A1:A50 has a probability within the range of B1:B50.

\<bookmark_value\>RANK function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>numbers;determining ranks\</bookmark_value\>## RANK

Returns the rank of a number in a sample.

### Syntax

RANK(Value; Data; Type)

\<emph\>Value\</emph\> is the value, whose rank is to be determined.

\<emph\>Data\</emph\> is the array or range of data in the sample.

\<emph\>Type\</emph\> (optional) is the sequence order.

Type = 0 means descending from the last item of the array to the first (this is the default),

Type = 1 means ascending from the first item of the range to the last.

### Example:

=RANK(A10; A1:A50) returns the ranking of the value in A10 in value range A1:A50. If \<emph\>Value\</emph\> does not exist within the range an error message is displayed.

\<bookmark_value\>RANK function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>numbers;determining ranks\</bookmark_value\>## RANK.AVG

Returns the statistical rank of a given value, within a supplied array of values. If there are duplicate values in the list, the average rank is returned.

The difference between RANK.AVG and RANK.EQ occurs when there are duplicates in the list of values. The RANK.EQ function returns the lower rank, whereas the RANK.AVG function returns the average rank.

### Syntax

RANK(Value; Data; Type)

\<emph\>Value\</emph\> is the value, whose rank is to be determined.

\<emph\>Data\</emph\> is the array or range of data in the sample.

\<emph\>Type\</emph\> (optional) is the sequence order.

Type = 1 means ascending from the first item of the range to the last.

Type = 1 means ascending from the first item of the range to the last.

### Example:

=RANK(A10; A1:A50) returns the ranking of the value in A10 in value range A1:A50. If \<emph\>Value\</emph\> does not exist within the range an error message is displayed.

\<bookmark_value\>RANK function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>numbers;determining ranks\</bookmark_value\>## RANK.EQ

Returns the statistical rank of a given value, within a supplied array of values. If there are duplicate values in the list, these are given the same rank.

The difference between RANK.AVG and RANK.EQ occurs when there are duplicates in the list of values. The RANK.EQ function returns the lower rank, whereas the RANK.AVG function returns the average rank.

### Syntax

RANK(Value; Data; Type)

\<emph\>Value\</emph\> is the value, whose rank is to be determined.

\<emph\>Data\</emph\> is the array or range of data in the sample.

\<emph\>Type\</emph\> (optional) is the sequence order.

Type = 1 means ascending from the first item of the range to the last.

Type = 1 means ascending from the first item of the range to the last.

### Example:

=RANK(A10; A1:A50) returns the ranking of the value in A10 in value range A1:A50. If \<emph\>Value\</emph\> does not exist within the range an error message is displayed.

\<bookmark_value\>SKEW function\</bookmark_value\>## SKEW

Returns the skewness of a distribution.

### Syntax

SKEW(Number1; Number2; ...; Number30)

Number1, Number2, ..., Number30 are numerical values or ranges.

### Example:

=SKEW(A1:A50) calculates the value of skew for the data referenced.

\<bookmark_value\>SLOPE function\</bookmark_value\>## SLOPE

Returns the slope of the linear regression line. The slope is adapted to the data points set in the y and x values.

### Syntax

SLOPE(data_Y; data_X)

\<emph\>Data_Y\</emph\> is the array or matrix of Y data.

\<emph\>Data_X\</emph\> is the array or matrix of X data.

### Example:

=SLOPE(A1:A50; B1:B50)

\<bookmark_value\>STANDARDIZE function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>converting;random variables, into normalized values\</bookmark_value\>## STANDARDIZE

Converts a random variable to a normalized value.

### Syntax

STANDARDIZE(Number; mean; STDEV)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the value to be standardized.

\<emph\>Mean\</emph\> is the arithmetic mean of the distribution.

\<emph\>STDEV\</emph\> is the standard deviation of the distribution.

### Example:

=STANDARDIZE(11; 10; 1) returns 1. The value 11 in a normal distribution with a mean of 10 and a standard deviation of 1 is as much above the mean of 10, as the value 1 is above the mean of the standard normal distribution.

\<bookmark_value\>STDEV function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>standard deviations in statistics;based on a sample\</bookmark_value\>## STDEV

Estimates the standard deviation based on a sample.

### Syntax

STDEV(Number1; Number2; ...; Number30)

Number1, Number2, ..., Number30 are numerical values or ranges representing a sample based on an entire population.

### Example:

=STDEV(A1:A50) returns the estimated standard deviation based on the data referenced.

\<bookmark_value\>STDEVA function\</bookmark_value\>## STDEVA

Calculates the standard deviation of an estimation based on a sample.

### Syntax

STDEVA(Value1; Value2; ...; Value30)

Value1, Value2, ..., Value30 are values or ranges representing a sample derived from an entire population. Text has the value 0.

### Example:

=STDEVA(A1:A50) returns the estimated standard deviation based on the data referenced.

\<bookmark_value\>STDEVP function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>standard deviations in statistics;based on a population\</bookmark_value\>## STDEVP

Calculates the standard deviation based on the entire population.

### Syntax

STDEVP(Number1; Number2; ...; Number30)

Number1, Number2, ..., Number30 are numerical values or ranges representing an entire population.

### Example:

=STDEVP(A1:A50) returns a standard deviation of the data referenced.

\<bookmark_value\>STDEVP function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>standard deviations in statistics;based on a population\</bookmark_value\>## STDEVP

Calculates the standard deviation based on the entire population.

### Syntax

STDEV.P(Number1; Number2; ...; Number30)

Number1, Number2, ..., Number30 are numerical values or ranges representing an entire population.

### Example:

=STDEVP(A1:A50) returns a standard deviation of the data referenced.

\<bookmark_value\>STDEV function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>standard deviations in statistics;based on a sample\</bookmark_value\>## STDEVP

Calculates the standard deviation based on sample of the population.

### Syntax

STDEV.S(Number1; Number2; ...; Number30)

Number1, Number2, ..., Number30 are numerical values or ranges representing a sample of the population.

### Example:

=STDEVP(A1:A50) returns a standard deviation of the data referenced.

\<bookmark_value\>STDEVPA function\</bookmark_value\>## STDEVPA

Calculates the standard deviation based on the entire population.

### Syntax

STDEVPA(Value1; Value2; ...; Value30)

Value1, Value2, ..., Value30 are values or ranges representing an entire population. Text has the value 0.

### Example:

=STDEVPA(A1:A50) returns the standard deviation of the data referenced.

\<bookmark_value\>STEYX function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>standard errors\</bookmark_value\>## STEYX

Returns the standard error of the predicted y value for each x in the regression.

### Syntax

STEYX(data_Y; data_X)

\<emph\>Data_Y\</emph\> is the array or matrix of Y data.

\<emph\>Data_X\</emph\> is the array or matrix of X data.

### Example:

=STEXY(A1:A50; B1:B50)

\<bookmark_value\>TDIST function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>t-distribution\</bookmark_value\>## T.DIST.2T

Calculates the two-tailed Student's T Distribution, which is a continuous probability distribution that is frequently used for testing hypotheses on small sample data sets.

### Syntax

CHIDIST (Number; degrees_freedom)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the value for which the t-distribution is calculated.

\<emph\>Degrees_freedom\</emph\> is the number of degrees of freedom for the t-distribution.

### Example:

=T.DIST.2T(1; 10) returns 0.3408931323.

\<bookmark_value\>TDIST function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>t-distribution\</bookmark_value\>## T.DIST.RT

Calculates the right-tailed Student's T Distribution, which is a continuous probability distribution that is frequently used for testing hypotheses on small sample data sets.

### Syntax

CHIDIST (Number; degrees_freedom)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the value for which the t-distribution is calculated.

\<emph\>Degrees_freedom\</emph\> is the number of degrees of freedom for the t-distribution.

### Example:

=T.DIST.RT(1; 10) returns 0.1704465662.

\<bookmark_value\>TINV function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>inverse of t-distribution\</bookmark_value\>## T.INV.2T

Calculates the inverse of the two-tailed Student's T Distribution , which is a continuous probability distribution that is frequently used for testing hypotheses on small sample data sets.

### Syntax

TINV(Number; degrees_freedom)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the probability associated with the two-tailed t-distribution.

\<emph\>Degrees_freedom\</emph\> is the number of degrees of freedom for the t-distribution.

### Example:

=T.INV.2T(0.25; 10) returns 1.221255395.

\<bookmark_value\>TDIST function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>t-distribution\</bookmark_value\>## TDIST

Returns the t-distribution.

### Syntax

TDIST(Number; Degrees_freedom; Mode)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the value for which the t-distribution is calculated.

\<emph\>Degrees_freedom\</emph\> is the number of degrees of freedom for the t-distribution.

\<emph\>Mode\</emph\> = 1 returns the one-tailed test, \<emph\>Mode\</emph\> = 2 returns the two-tailed test.

### Example:

=TDIST(12; 5; 1)

\<bookmark_value\>TDIST function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>t-distribution\</bookmark_value\>## TDIST

Returns the t-distribution.

### Syntax

TDIST(Number; Degrees_freedom; Mode)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the value for which the t-distribution is calculated.

\<emph\>Degrees_freedom\</emph\> is the number of degrees of freedom for the t-distribution.

Cumulative = 0 or FALSE returns the probability density function, 1 or TRUE returns the cumulative distribution function.

### Example:

=T.DIST(1; 10; TRUE) returns 0.8295534338

\<bookmark_value\>TINV function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>inverse of t-distribution\</bookmark_value\>## TINV

Returns the inverse of the t-distribution.

### Syntax

TINV(Number; degrees_freedom)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the probability associated with the two-tailed t-distribution.

\<emph\>Degrees_freedom\</emph\> is the number of degrees of freedom for the t-distribution.

### Example:

=TINV(0.1; 6) returns 1.94

\<bookmark_value\>TINV function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>inverse of t-distribution\</bookmark_value\>## TINV

Returns the one tailed inverse of the t-distribution.

### Syntax

TINV(Number; degrees_freedom)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the probability associated with the two-tailed t-distribution.

\<emph\>Degrees_freedom\</emph\> is the number of degrees of freedom for the t-distribution.

### Example:

=TINV(0.1; 6) returns 1.94

\<bookmark_value\>TTEST function\</bookmark_value\>## TTEST

Returns the probability associated with a Student's t-Test.

### Syntax

TTEST(Data_1; Data_2; Mode; Type)

\<emph\>Data_1\</emph\> is the dependent array or range of data for the first record.

\<emph\>Data_2\</emph\> is the dependent array or range of data for the second record.

\<emph\>Mode\</emph\> = 1 calculates the one-tailed test, \<emph\>Mode\</emph\> = 2 the two- tailed test.

\<emph\>Type\</emph\> is the kind of t-test to perform. Type 1 means paired. Type 2 means two samples, equal variance (homoscedastic). Type 3 means two samples, unequal variance (heteroscedastic).

### Example:

=TTEST(A1:A50; B1:B50; 2; 2)

\<bookmark_value\>TTEST function\</bookmark_value\>## TTEST

Returns the probability associated with a Student's t-Test.

### Syntax

TTEST(Data_1; Data_2; Mode; Type)

\<emph\>Data_1\</emph\> is the dependent array or range of data for the first record.

\<emph\>Data_2\</emph\> is the dependent array or range of data for the second record.

\<emph\>Mode\</emph\> = 1 calculates the one-tailed test, \<emph\>Mode\</emph\> = 2 the two- tailed test.

\<emph\>Type\</emph\> is the kind of t-test to perform. Type 1 means paired. Type 2 means two samples, equal variance (homoscedastic). Type 3 means two samples, unequal variance (heteroscedastic).

### Example:

=TTEST(A1:A50; B1:B50; 2; 2)

\<bookmark_value\>VAR function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>variances\</bookmark_value\>## VAR

Estimates the variance based on a sample.

### Syntax

VAR(Number1 ; Number2; ...; Number30)

Number1, Number2, ..., Number30 are numerical values or ranges representing a sample based on an entire population.

### Example:

=VAR(A1:A50)

\<bookmark_value\>VARA function\</bookmark_value\>## VARA

Estimates a variance based on a sample. The value of text is 0.

### Syntax

VARA(Value1; Value2; ...; Value30)

Value1, Value2, ..., Value30 are values or ranges representing a sample derived from an entire population. Text has the value 0.

### Example:

=VARA(A1:A50)

\<bookmark_value\>VAR function\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>variances\</bookmark_value\>## VARP

Estimates the variance based on a sample.

### Syntax

VAR.S(Number1; Number2; ...; Number30)

Number1, Number2, ..., Number30 are numerical values or ranges representing a sample based on an entire population.

### Example:

=VAR(A1:A50)

\<bookmark_value\>VARP function\</bookmark_value\>## VARP

Calculates a variance based on the entire population.

### Syntax

VARP(Number1; Number2; ...; Number30)

Number1, Number2, ..., Number30 are numerical values or ranges representing an entire population.

### Example:

=VARP(A1:A50)

\<bookmark_value\>VARP function\</bookmark_value\>## VARP

Calculates a variance based on the entire population.

### Syntax

VAR.P(Number1; Number2; ...; Number30)

Number1, Number2, ..., Number30 are numerical values or ranges representing an entire population.

### Example:

=VARP(A1:A50)

\<bookmark_value\>VARPA function\</bookmark_value\>## VARPA

Calculates the variance based on the entire population. The value of text is 0.

### Syntax

VARPA(Value1; Value2; ...; Value30)

Value1, Value2, ..., Value30 are values or ranges representing an entire population.

### Example:

=VARPA(A1:A50)

\<bookmark_value\>WEIBULL function\</bookmark_value\>## WEIBULL

Returns the values of the Weibull distribution.

The Weibull distribution is a continuous probability distribution, with parameters Alpha > 0 (shape) and Beta > 0 (scale).

If C is 0, WEIBULL calculates the probability density function.

If C is 1, WEIBULL calculates the cumulative distribution function.

### Syntax

WEIBULL(Number; Alpha; Beta; C)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the value at which to calculate the Weibull distribution.

\<emph\>Alpha \</emph\>is the Alpha parameter of the Weibull distribution.

\<emph\>Beta\</emph\> is the Beta parameter of the Weibull distribution.

C indicates the type of function.

### Example:

=WEIBULL(2; 1; 1; 1) returns 0.86.

See also the Wiki page.

\<bookmark_value\>WEIBULL function\</bookmark_value\>## WEIBULL.DIST

Returns the values of the Weibull distribution.

The Weibull distribution is a continuous probability distribution, with parameters Alpha > 0 (shape) and Beta > 0 (scale).

If C is 0, WEIBULL.DIST calculates the probability density function.

If C is 1, WEIBULL.DIST calculates the cumulative distribution function.

### Syntax

WEIBULL(Number; Alpha; Beta; C)

\<emph\>Number\</emph\> is the value at which to calculate the Weibull distribution.

\<emph\>Alpha \</emph\>is the Alpha parameter of the Weibull distribution.

\<emph\>Beta\</emph\> is the Beta parameter of the Weibull distribution.

C indicates the type of function.

### Example:

=WEIBULL(2; 1; 1; 1) returns 0.86.

See also the Wiki page.