# How To Do Mean, Median, And Mode In Excel

Excel is a versatile tool for statistical analysis, including the computation of mean, median, and modeāfundamental statistics for understanding data sets. This guide provides clear steps to perform these calculations within Excel.

However, for those seeking a more streamlined approach, this page will also explore why Sourcetable offers a simpler alternative to Excel for these common data computations.

## Calculating Mean, Median, and Mode in Excel

### Mean in Excel

The mean, or average, represents the central tendency of a dataset and is obtained by using the AVERAGE function. To calculate the mean in Excel, input the range of numbers you want to average within the AVERAGE function. The AVERAGE function will sum up the values and divide by the count of the numbers, offering a quick computation of the average for the selected range.

### Median in Excel

The median serves as a robust measure of central tendency, especially with skewed or outlier-filled data. Using the MEDIAN function, Excel can determine the middle value within a sorted dataset. The function can handle both odd and even numbers of observations, placing the median as a valuable tool for central tendency estimation under various data conditions.

### Mode in Excel

The mode, calculated in Excel by the MODE function, identifies the most frequently occurring number within a dataset. In the case of multiple modes, the MODE function will return the lowest value. While Excel lacks a specialized mode function for conditional datasets, the MODE function can be coupled with other functions to calculate mode under certain conditions. Outliers do not influence the MODE function, ensuring consistency in mode calculation.

## Common Use Cases

• Analyzing average sales figures to determine monthly business performance

• Evaluating the most common customer support issue to allocate resources effectively

• Calculating the middle salary range of employees for equitable compensation planning

• Assessing the typical amount of inventory sold to optimize supply chain management

• Determining the prevalent level of customer satisfaction from survey data

## Comparing Excel and Sourcetable

Excel, a time-tested spreadsheet tool by Microsoft, excels in data analysis, budgeting, and complex calculations. It's highly versatile and extendable with macros and add-ons but requires more expertise and does not natively connect to many data sources.

Sourcetable simplifies modern data management. Seamlessly syncing data from over 100 applications, it enables growth and business operations teams to build live models that update automatically, without the need for coding skills.

While Excel presents traditional sharing and collaboration capabilities, Sourcetable's web-based platform allows for real-time, seamless sharing, and collaboration. With the integration of an AI copilot, Sourcetable streamlines the creation of formulas and templates via a conversational interface.

The cost of Sourcetable starts at \$50/month for the starter plan and \$250/month for the pro plan, which syncs data every 5 minutes. Excel requires a purchase or Office 365 subscription, with functionality depending on the chosen plan.

For teams seeking a user-friendly, centralized solution for data analysis without the complex setup of traditional BI tools, Sourcetable is the compelling choice over Excel. Plus, a 14-day free trial offers a risk-free way to evaluate its capabilities.

## Streamline Your Data Analysis with Sourcetable

Mastering mean, median, and mode in Excel is essential for data analysis, yet it can be complex and time-consuming. Sourcetable simplifies the process, offering a powerful AI-driven spreadsheet that answers your data queries swiftly. The harmonious blend of real-time data access from integrated third-party tools and an interface built for collaboration, Sourcetable turns intricate data tasks into a seamless experience for your entire team.

With Sourcetable, automate reporting and gain insights easily, letting the AI assist you with spreadsheet formulas and data analyses. Reduce errors, save time, and enhance decision-making processes by leveraging Sourcetable's intuitive spreadsheet automation for your mean, median, and mode calculations.

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