PERCENTILE.EXCfunction is a statistical function used to find the percentile rank of a given value in a dataset. It returns the k-th percentile of values in a range, where k is a value between 0 and 1 exclusive. This function is similar to the
PERCENTILEfunction, but excludes the percentile value from the calculation.
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PERCENTILE.EXCformula not working?
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PERCENTILE.EXC formula with the syntax shown below, it has 2 required parameters:
- data (required):
The range of data to use in the calculation of the percentile. This can be a reference to a range of cells or an array of values.
- percentile (required):
The percentile to calculate. This is a value between 0 and 1 exclusive. For example, to calculate the 90th percentile, you would enter 0.9.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
PERCENTILE.EXCformula in Google Sheets.
Finding the median
To find the median (50th percentile) of a dataset, you can use the
PERCENTILE.EXC function with a percentile value of 0.5.
To identify outliers in a dataset, you can use the
PERCENTILE.EXC function to find the 25th and 75th percentiles, and then use those values to calculate the interquartile range (IQR). Any values outside of 1.5 times the IQR can be considered outliers.
You can use the
PERCENTILE.EXC function to compare the performance of different members of a team or students in a class. For example, you can use the function to find the 90th percentile score for each member, and then compare those scores to see who is performing at the highest level.
PERCENTILE.EXCnot working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
PERCENTILE.EXCGoogle Sheets Formula:
Using a percentile value outside the range of 0 to 1
The percentile argument must be a value between 0 and 1 exclusive. Using a value outside of this range will result in an error.
Incorrectly referencing the data range
Make sure the data range argument references the correct range of cells or array of values containing the dataset to analyze. Referencing a range that does not contain numeric values or excluding numeric values from the range will result in an incorrect result.
The following functions are similar to
PERCENTILE.EXC or are often used with it in a formula:
PERCENTILEfunction returns the value at a given percentile of a dataset. This can be useful in statistics and data analysis when trying to find the value that corresponds to a certain percentile in a set of data.
The AVERAGE function calculates the average (arithmetic mean) of the values passed to it. It is commonly used to find the average of a range of cells containing numerical data.
MEDIANfunction returns the median (middle) value of a set of numbers. It is commonly used to find the middle value in a range of data points. If the number of data points is even, it returns the average of the two middle values. This function can be useful in statistical analysis and data visualization.
The MODE formula in Google Sheets returns the most frequently occurring value in a dataset. It is commonly used in statistical analysis to identify the value that occurs most frequently in a set of data. The formula requires at least one input value, but can accept multiple values to include in the analysis.
STDEVfunction calculates the standard deviation of a set of numbers. It measures the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of values from the average (mean) value. It is commonly used in statistics to determine the spread of a data set. The values can be supplied as individual cells, ranges, or constants.
You can learn more about the
PERCENTILE.EXC Google Sheets function on Google Support.