Statistical Functions

Average  |  Averageif  |  Median  |  Mode  |  Standard Deviation  |  Min  |  Max  |  Large  |  Small

This chapter gives an overview of some very useful statistical functions in Excel.

Average

To calculate the average of a range of cells, use the AVERAGE function.

Averageif

To average cells based on one criteria, use the AVERAGEIF function. For example, to calculate the average excluding zeros.

Note: < > means not equal to. The AVERAGEIF function is similar to the SUMIF function.

Median

To find the median (or middle number), use the MEDIAN function.

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Mode

To find the most frequently occurring number, use the MODE function.

Standard Deviation

To calculate the standard deviation, use the STEDV function.

Min

To find the minimum value, use the MIN function.

Max

To find the maximum value, use the MAX function.

Large

To find the third largest number, use the following LARGE function.

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Small

To find the second smallest number, use the following SMALL function.

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Tip: Excel can generate most of these results with the click of a button. Our Descriptive Statistics example shows you how.

Learn more about Statistical Function below
  1. Percentiles and Quartiles
  2. MaxIfs and MinIfs
  3. Forecast and Trend
  4. Rank Function
  5. Random Numbers
  6. Negative Numbers to Zero

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