DSTDEVPis a statistical function in Google Sheets used to calculate the standard deviation of a population based on a database or table of data. It returns the standard deviation of the entire population, rather than a sample. This function can be useful for analyzing data in a database or table.
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DSTDEVPformula not working?
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DSTDEVP formula with the syntax shown below, it has 2 required parameters and 1 optional parameter:
- database (required):
The range of cells that make up the database or table of data being analyzed.
- field (required):
The column or field in the database that contains the values being analyzed.
- criteria (optional):
The range of cells that contain the criteria to be used to select which records to include in the calculation. This parameter is optional.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
DSTDEVPformula in Google Sheets.
Calculating the standard deviation of a database
One of the most common uses of
DSTDEVP is to calculate the standard deviation of a population based on a database or table of data.
Analyzing data in a database
DSTDEVP can be useful for analyzing data in a database or table. It can help identify trends, patterns, and outliers.
Determining the variability of a population
DSTDEVP can be used to determine the variability of a population by calculating the standard deviation of the entire population.
DSTDEVPnot working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
DSTDEVPGoogle Sheets Formula:
Incorrectly specifying the range of cells for the database parameter
One common mistake is not correctly specifying the range of cells for the database parameter. Make sure that the database range includes all of the rows and columns that you want to include in the calculation.
Not specifying the correct field parameter
Another common mistake is not specifying the correct field parameter. Make sure that the field parameter specifies the column or field that contains the data you want to find the standard deviation of.
Not specifying the criteria parameter
If you don't specify the criteria parameter,
DSTDEVP will calculate the standard deviation of the entire database, which may not be what you intended.
The following functions are similar to
DSTDEVP or are often used with it in a formula:
STDEVPfunction calculates the standard deviation of an entire population. It is commonly used in statistical analysis to measure the amount of variation or dispersion in a set of data. This function takes in at least two numerical arguments representing the values in the population for which you want to calculate the standard deviation.
DSUMfunction is a database function that calculates the sum of a set of values in a specified field, subject to the provided criteria. It is commonly used for filtering large data sets based on certain criteria and calculating the total sum of a particular field that matches the criteria.
DAVERAGEfunction calculates the average value of a specified field in a database that matches the given criteria. The function is commonly used in financial and business analysis to calculate averages based on specific conditions.
DCOUNTfunction is a database function in Google Sheets that counts the number of cells in a column of a database that match a set of criteria. This function is most commonly used to filter a database based on certain criteria and count the number of cells that meet that criteria.
You can learn more about the
DSTDEVP Google Sheets function on Google Support.