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How To Use STDEVP() Function in Google Sheets


Calculates the standard deviation based on an entire population.

Common questions about the STDEVP formula include:

1. What is the purpose of the STDEVP formula?
2. How is the STDEVP formula different from the STDEV formula?
3. How do I calculate STDEVP for a given data set?

The STDEVP formula can be used to calculate the population standard deviation of a given data set. It is used when you have the entire population of a set of data points, rather than a sample of the points as with the STDEV formula.

The STDEVP formula can be commonly mistyped as STDEV, as they both contain the same characters.

Some common ways the STDEVP formula is used inappropriately include using it with a sample set of data, as it should only be used with the entire population. Additionally, using it when data points are not provided, or when data points have not been organized and tested for accuracy.

Common pitfalls when using the STDEVP formula include not properly framing the data set for use, errors in mistyping, or not properly organizing data before using the formula. 

Common mistakes when using the STDEVP Formula include not accounting for duplicate data points, or giving the formula corrupted or incomplete data sets. 

Common misconceptions people might have with the STDEVP Formula include thinking STDEVP is the same as AVERAGE, or believing that STDEVP is only used with hypothetical data points and not real-world data.

How To Actually Use STDEVP() in Sheets

STDEVP(value1, value2)

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