# SKEW

## Definition

Calculates the skewness of a dataset, which describes the symmetry of that dataset about the mean.

#### Sample Usage

`SKEW(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)`

`SKEW(A2:A100)`

#### Syntax

`SKEW(value1, [value2, ...])`

`value1`

- The first value or range of the dataset.`value2, ...`

- Additional values or ranges to include in the dataset.

#### Notes

Although

`SKEW`

is specified as taking a maximum of 30 arguments, Google Sheets supports an arbitrary number of arguments for this function.If the total number of values supplied as

`value`

arguments is not at least two,`SKEW`

will return the`#NUM!`

error.Any text encountered in the

`value`

arguments will be ignored.Positive skewness indicates a longer tail extending in the positive direction, to the right of the mean, while negative skewness indicates a longer tail in the negative direction, to the left. Skewness nearer to zero indicates more symmetrical distributions.

#### See Also

`VARPA`

: Calculates the variance based on an entire population, setting text to the value `0`.

`VARP`

: Calculates the variance based on an entire population.

`VARA`

: Calculates the variance based on a sample, setting text to the value `0`.

`VAR`

: Calculates the variance based on a sample.

`STDEVPA`

: Calculates the standard deviation based on an entire population, setting text to the value `0`.

`STDEVP`

: Calculates the standard deviation based on an entire population.

`STDEVA`

: Calculates the standard deviation based on a sample, setting text to the value `0`.

`KURT`

: Calculates the kurtosis of a dataset, which describes the shape, and in particular the "peakedness" of that dataset.

`DVARP`

: Returns the variance of an entire population selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query.

`DVAR`

: Returns the variance of a population sample selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query.

`DSTDEVP`

: Returns the standard deviation of an entire population selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query.

`DSTDEV`

: Returns the standard deviation of a population sample selected from a database table-like array or range using a SQL-like query.

`DEVSQ`

: Calculates the sum of squares of deviations based on a sample.

`AVEDEV`

: Calculates the average of the magnitudes of deviations of data from a dataset's mean.

#### In order to use the SKEW formula, start with your edited Excellentable

#### Then type in the SKEW Formula in area you would like to display the outcome:

#### Type in the complete SKEW formula for a cell as shown below:

#### Excellentable will generate the outcome when hitting enter.