# STDEV

## Definition

Calculates the standard deviation based on a sample.

#### Sample Usage

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

`STDEV(A2:A100)`

#### Syntax

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

`value1`

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

- Additional values or ranges to include in the sample.

#### Notes

Although

`STDEV`

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,`STDEV`

will return the`#NUM!`

error.`STDEV`

will return an error if any of the`value`

arguments include text. To calculate standard deviation while interpreting text values as`0`

, use`STDEVA`

.`STDEV`

calculates standard deviation for a sample. To calculate standard deviation across an entire population, use`STDEVP`

.`STDEV`

is equivalent to the square root of the variance, or`SQRT(VAR(...))`

using the same dataset.

#### 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`.

`SKEW`

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

`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 STDEV formula, start with your edited Excellentable

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

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

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