GAUSSfunction returns the area under a Gaussian distribution curve with mean zero and standard deviation 1. This function is useful in statistics for hypothesis testing and confidence interval calculations.
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GAUSS formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter:
- z (required):
The value for which to calculate the area under the Gaussian distribution curve.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
GAUSSformula in Google Sheets.
GAUSS to calculate the probability of a certain value occurring in a normal distribution.
GAUSS to calculate the probability of obtaining a certain sample mean assuming a normal distribution for a population.
GAUSS in conjunction with other statistical functions to calculate confidence intervals for population parameters.
GAUSSnot working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
GAUSSGoogle Sheets Formula:
Using the wrong input value
GAUSS function requires a value between negative infinity and positive infinity as input. Make sure you are using the correct value in your formula.
Misunderstanding the output
The output of the
GAUSS function is a probability value between 0 and 1. Make sure you understand what this value represents in the context of your analysis.
The following functions are similar to
GAUSS or are often used with it in a formula:
NORMDISTfunction in Google Sheets calculates the normal distribution for a specified value, mean, and standard deviation. It returns the probability of a value occurring within a specified range of a normal distribution. It is commonly used in statistics, finance, and science to analyze data and make predictions.
NORMINVfunction returns the inverse of the normal cumulative distribution for a specified value, mean, and standard deviation. It is commonly used in statistics to find the value at which a given percentage of observations lie below that value.
NORMSDISTfunction returns the area under a normal distribution curve to the left of a specified value. This function is commonly used in statistics to calculate probabilities.
NORMSINVfunction calculates the inverse of the standard normal cumulative distribution for a specified value of x. It is commonly used in statistical analysis to transform data from a normal distribution to a standard normal distribution with a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1.
You can learn more about the
GAUSS Google Sheets function on Google Support.