# STDEV.P

Formulas / STDEV.P
Calculate the standard deviation for a data set.
`STDEV.P(number1, [number2], ...)`
• number1 - required, between 1 and 255 numeric values, arrays of values, or references to cells containing numbers.
• number2 - required, between 1 and 255 numeric values, arrays of values, or references to cells containing numbers.
• number3 - required, between 1 and 255 numeric values, arrays of values, or references to cells containing numbers.

## Examples

• `=STDEV.P(A3:A12)`

The STDEV.P function is used to calculate the standard deviation of the breaking strength of tools produced in the data set. For example, the formula will return the standard deviation of the data in the range A3-A12.

• The STDEV.P function is a great tool for analyzing the variance of a data set. For example, if a manufacturer needs to determine the variance in the breaking strength of their tools, they can use STDEV.P to quickly calculate the standard deviation of the data set. This can allow them to make informed decisions on the quality of their products.

The STDEV.P function can be used to compare the variance of two different data sets. For example, if a manufacturer is comparing the breaking strength of two different tools, they can use STDEV.P to quickly calculate the standard deviation for each data set and compare them. This can give them an idea of which tool is of higher quality.

The STDEV.P function is a great tool for measuring the spread of data in a given range. For example, if a manufacturer needs to measure the spread of the breaking strength of their tools, they can use STDEV.P to quickly calculate the standard deviation of the data set. This can provide them with a better understanding of their product quality.

## Summary

The STDEV.P function calculates the standard deviation of a data set, which measures the variance of the numbers compared to the average. It is used to estimate the standard deviation of a population.

• The STDEV.P function calculates the standard deviation of a sample set of data using the "n" method, which estimates the standard deviation for an entire population.

What is the STDEV.P function?
The STDEV.P function is used to calculate the standard deviation for a population. Standard deviation measures how widely values are dispersed from the average value. The standard deviation is measured using the "n" method.
What arguments does the STDEV.P function take?
The STDEV.P function takes numerical arguments, array arguments, and references as arguments.
How do I calculate the standard deviation of a population?
To calculate the standard deviation of a population, you can use the STDEV.P function. This function takes numerical arguments, array arguments, or references as arguments and calculates the standard deviation of a population.
What is the "n" method?
The "n" method is a method used to measure the standard deviation. The "n" method takes the sum of squared differences between values and the average value and divides it by the number of values used.