# STDEVA

## Definition

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

#### Sample Usage

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

`STDEVA(A2:A100)`

#### Syntax

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

`value1`

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

- Additional values or ranges to include in the sample.

#### Notes

Although

`STDEVA`

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

`value`

arguments is not at least two,`STDEVA`

will return the`#NUM!`

error.`STDEVA`

sets each text value encountered to`0`

for the purpose of calculation. To return an error upon encountering text, use`STDEV`

.`STDEVA`

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

.`STDEVA`

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

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.

`STDEV`

: Calculates the standard deviation based on a sample.

`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 STDEVA formula, start with your edited Excellentable

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

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

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

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