# How to Use STDEV in Google Sheets in 2020?

STDEVThe STDEV function 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, … – [ OPTIONAL ] – 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 #DIV/0! error.

STDEV will return an error if any of the value arguments include text. If any of the value arguments reference a cell that contains text, those cells are ignored. 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.

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.

Examples

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