Complete List of Excel Statistical Functions References and Examples

Excel provides a variety of statistical functions that might be useful for you know in calculations.

Statistical functions perform calculations ranging from basic mean, median & mode to the more complex statistical distribution and probability tests.

Here’s a full list of Built-In Statistical Functions in Excel and their Descriptions below:

Click each of the function link to see detailed example.

Count & Frequency

COUNT Returns the number of numerical values in a supplied set of cells or values
COUNTA Returns the number of non-blanks in a supplied set of cells or values
COUNTBLANK Returns the number of blank cells in a supplied range
COUNTIF Returns the number of cells (of a supplied range), that satisfy a given criteria
COUNTIFS Returns the number of cells (of a supplied range), that satisfy a set of given criteria (New in Excel 2007)
FREQUENCY Returns an array showing the number of values from a supplied array, which fall into specified ranges

Permutations

PERMUT Returns the number of permutations for a given number of objects
PERMUTATIONA Returns the number of permutations for a given number of objects (with repetitions) that can be selected from the total objects (New in Excel 2013)

Percentiles, Quartiles & Rank

PERCENTILE Returns the K’th percentile of values in a supplied range, where K is in the range 0 – 1 (inclusive) (Replaced by Percentile.Inc function in Excel 2010)
PERCENTILE.INC Returns the K’th percentile of values in a supplied range, where K is in the range 0 – 1 (inclusive) (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Percentile function)
PERCENTILE.EXC Returns the K’th percentile of values in a supplied range, where K is in the range 0 – 1 (exclusive) (New in Excel 2010)
QUARTILE Returns the specified quartile of a set of supplied numbers, based on percentile value 0 – 1 (inclusive) (Replaced by Quartile.Inc function in Excel 2010)
QUARTILE.INC Returns the specified quartile of a set of supplied numbers, based on percentile value 0 – 1 (inclusive) (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Quartile function)
QUARTILE.EXC Returns the specified quartile of a set of supplied numbers, based on percentile value 0 – 1 (exclusive) (New in Excel 2010)
RANK Returns the statistical rank of a given value, within a supplied array of values (Replaced by Rank.Eq function in Excel 2010)
RANK.EQ Returns the Mode (the most frequently occurring value) of a list of supplied numbers (if more than one value has same rank, the top rank of that set is returned) (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Rank function)
RANK.AVG Returns the statistical rank of a given value, within a supplied array of values (if more than one value has same rank, the average rank is returned) (New in Excel 2010)
PERCENTRANK Returns the rank of a value in a data set, as a percentage (0 – 1 inclusive) (Replaced by Percentrank.Inc function in Excel 2010)
PERCENTRANK.INC Returns the rank of a value in a data set, as a percentage (0 – 1 inclusive) (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Percentrank function)
PERCENTRANK.EXC Returns the rank of a value in a data set, as a percentage (0 – 1 exclusive) (New in Excel 2010)

Averages

AVERAGE Returns the Average of a list of supplied numbers
AVERAGEA Returns the Average of a list of supplied numbers, counting text and the logical value FALSE as the value 0 and counting the logical value TRUE as the value 1
AVERAGEIF Calculates the Average of the cells in a supplied range, that satisfy a given criteria (New in Excel 2007)
AVERAGEIFS Calculates the Average of the cells in a supplied range, that satisfy multiple criteria (New in Excel 2007)
MEDIAN Returns the Median (the middle value) of a list of supplied numbers
MODE Returns the Mode (the most frequently occurring value) of a list of supplied numbers (Replaced by Mode.Sngl function in Excel 2010)
MODE.SNGL Returns the Mode (the most frequently occurring value) of a list of supplied numbers (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Mode function)
MODE.MULT Returns a vertical array of the most frequently occurring values in an array or range of data (New in Excel 2010)
GEOMEAN Returns the geometric mean of a set of supplied numbers
HARMEAN Returns the harmonic mean of a set of supplied numbers
TRIMMEAN Returns the mean of the interior of a supplied set of values

Trend Line Functions

FORECAST Predicts a future point on a linear trend line fitted to a supplied set of x- and y- values (Replaced by Forecast.Linear function in Excel 2016)
FORECAST.ETS Uses an exponential smoothing algorithm to predict a future value on a timeline, based on a series of existing values (New in Excel 2016 – not available in Excel 2016 for Mac)
FORECAST.ETS.CONFINT Returns a confidence interval for a forecast value at a specified target date (New in Excel 2016 – not available in Excel 2016 for Mac)
FORECAST.ETS.SEASONALITY Returns the length of the repetitive pattern Excel detects for a specified time series (New in Excel 2016 – not available in Excel 2016 for Mac)
FORECAST.ETS.STAT Returns a statistical value relating to a time series forecasting (New in Excel 2016 – not available in Excel 2016 for Mac)
FORECAST.LINEAR Predicts a future point on a linear trend line fitted to a supplied set of x- and y- values (New in Excel 2016 (not Excel 2016 for Mac) – replaces the Forecast function)
INTERCEPT Calculates the best fit regression line, through a supplied series of x- and y- values and returns the value at which this line intercepts the y-axis
LINEST Returns statistical information describing the trend of the line of best fit, through a supplied series of x- and y- values
SLOPE Returns the slope of the linear regression line through a supplied series of x- and y- values
TREND Calculates the trend line through a given set of y-values and returns additional y-values for a supplied set of new x-values
GROWTH Returns numbers in a exponential growth trend, based on a set of supplied x- and y- values
LOGEST Returns the parameters of an exponential trend for a supplied set of x- and y- values
STEYX Returns the standard error of the predicted y-value for each x in the regression line for a set of supplied x- and y- values

Finding the Largest & Smallest Values

MAX Returns the largest value from a list of supplied numbers
MAXA Returns the largest value from a list of supplied values, counting text and the logical value FALSE as the value 0 and counting the logical value TRUE as the value 1
MAXIFS Returns the largest value from a subset of values in a list that are specified according to one or more criteria. (New in Excel 2016 – not available in Excel 2016 for Mac)
MIN Returns the smallest value from a list of supplied numbers
MINA Returns the smallest value from a list of supplied values, counting text and the logical value FALSE as the value 0 and counting the logical value TRUE as the value 1
MINIFS Returns the smallest value from a subset of values in a list that are specified according to one or more criteria. (New in Excel 2016 – not available in Excel 2016 for Mac)
LARGE Returns the Kth LARGEST value from a list of supplied numbers, for a given value K
SMALL Returns the Kth SMALLEST value from a list of supplied numbers, for a given value K

Deviation & Variance

AVEDEV Returns the average of the absolute deviations of data points from their mean
DEVSQ Returns the sum of the squares of the deviations of a set of data points from their sample mean
STDEV Returns the standard deviation of a supplied set of values (which represent a sample of a population) (Replaced by Stdev.S function in Excel 2010)
STDEV.S Returns the standard deviation of a supplied set of values (which represent a sample of a population) (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Stdev function)
STDEVA Returns the standard deviation of a supplied set of values (which represent a sample of a population), counting text and the logical value FALSE as the value 0 and counting the logical value TRUE as the value 1
STDEVP Returns the standard deviation of a supplied set of values (which represent an entire population) (Replaced by Stdev.P function in Excel 2010)
STDEV.P Returns the standard deviation of a supplied set of values (which represent an entire population) (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Stdevp function)
STDEVPA Returns the standard deviation of a supplied set of values (which represent an entire population), counting text and the logical value FALSE as the value 0 and counting the logical value TRUE as the value 1
VAR Returns the variance of a supplied set of values (which represent a sample of a population) (Replaced by Var.S function in Excel 2010)
VAR.S Returns the variance of a supplied set of values (which represent a sample of a population) (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Var function)
VARA Returns the variance of a supplied set of values (which represent a sample of a population), counting text and the logical value FALSE as the value 0 and counting the logical value TRUE as the value 1
VARP Returns the variance of a supplied set of values (which represent an entire population) (Replaced by Var.P function in Excel 2010)
VAR.P Returns the variance of a supplied set of values (which represent an entire population) (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Varp function)
VARPA Returns the variance of a supplied set of values (which represent an entire population), counting text and the logical value FALSE as the value 0 and counting the logical value TRUE as the value 1
COVAR Returns population covariance (i.e. the average of the products of deviations for each pair within two supplied data sets) (Replaced by Covariance.P function in Excel 2010)
COVARIANCE.P Returns population covariance (i.e. the average of the products of deviations for each pair within two supplied data sets) (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Covar function)
COVARIANCE.S Returns sample covariance (i.e. the average of the products of deviations for each pair within two supplied data sets) (New in Excel 2010)

Confidence Intervals

CONFIDENCE Returns the confidence interval for a population mean, using a normal distribution (Replaced by Confidence.Norm function in Excel 2010)
CONFIDENCE.NORM Returns the confidence interval for a population mean, using a normal distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Confidence function)
CONFIDENCE.T Returns the confidence interval for a population mean, using a Student’s t distribution (New in Excel 2010)

Distribution & Tests of Probability

BETADIST Returns the cumulative beta probability density function (Replaced by Beta.Dist function in Excel 2010)
BETA.DIST Returns the cumulative beta distribution function or the beta probability density function (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Betadist function)
BETAINV Returns the inverse of the cumulative beta probability density function (Replaced by Beta.Inv function in Excel 2010)
BETA.INV Returns the inverse of the cumulative beta probability density function (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Betainv function)
BINOMDIST Returns the individual term binomial distribution probability (Replaced by Binom.Dist function in Excel 2010)
BINOM.DIST Returns the individual term binomial distribution probability (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Binomdist function)
BINOM.DIST.RANGE Returns the probability of a trial result using a binomial distribution (New in Excel 2013)
NEGBINOMDIST Returns the negative binomial distribution (Replaced by Negbinom.Dist function in Excel 2010)
NEGBINOM.DIST Returns the negative binomial distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Negbinomdist function)
CRITBINOM Returns the smallest value for which the cumulative binomial distribution is greater than or equal to a criterion value (Replaced by Binom.Inv function in Excel 2010)
BINOM.INV Returns the smallest value for which the cumulative binomial distribution is greater than or equal to a criterion value (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Critbinom function)
CHIDIST Returns the right-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution (Replaced by Chisq.Dist.Rt function in Excel 2010)
CHISQ.DIST.RT Returns the right-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Chidist function)
CHISQ.DIST Returns the chi-squared distribution (probability density or cumulative distribution function) (New in Excel 2010)
CHIINV Returns the inverse of the right-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution (Replaced by Chisq.Inv.Rt function in Excel 2010)
CHISQ.INV.RT Returns the inverse of the right-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Chiinv function)
CHISQ.INV Returns the inverse of the left-tailed probability of the chi-squared distribution (New in Excel 2010)
CHITEST Returns the chi-squared statistical test for independence (Replaced by Chisq.Test function in Excel 2010)
CHISQ.TEST Returns the chi-squared statistical test for independence (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Chitest function)
CORREL Returns the correlation coefficient between two sets of values
EXPONDIST Returns the exponential distribution (Replaced by Expon.Dist function in Excel 2010)
EXPON.DIST Returns the exponential distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Expondist function)
FDIST Returns the right-tailed F probability distribution for two data sets (Replaced by F.Dist.Rt function in Excel 2010)
F.DIST.RT Returns the right-tailed F probability distribution for two data sets (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Fdist function)
F.DIST Returns the F probability distribution (probability density or cumulative distribution function) (New in Excel 2010)
FINV Returns the inverse of the right-tailed F probability distribution for two data sets (Replaced by F.Inv.Rt function in Excel 2010)
F.INV.RT Returns the inverse of the right-tailed F probability distribution for two data sets (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Finv function)
F.INV Returns the inverse of the Cumulative F distribution (New in Excel 2010)
FISHER Returns the Fisher transformation
FISHERINV Returns the inverse of the Fisher transformation
FTEST Returns the result of an F-Test for 2 supplied data sets (Replaced by F.Test function in Excel 2010)
F.TEST Returns the result of an F-Test for 2 supplied data sets (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Ftest function)
GAMMADIST Returns the gamma distribution (Replaced by Gamma.Dist function in Excel 2010)
GAMMA.DIST Returns the gamma distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Gammadist function)
GAMMAINV Returns the inverse gamma cumulative distribution (Replaced by Gamma.Inv function in Excel 2010)
GAMMA.INV Returns the inverse gamma cumulative distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Gammainv function)
GAMMA Return the gamma function value for a supplied number (New in Excel 2013)
GAMMALN Calculates the natural logarithm of the gamma function for a supplied value
GAMMALN.PRECISE Returns the natural logarithm of the gamma function for a supplied value (New in Excel 2010)
GAUSS Calculates the probability that a member of a standard normal population will fall between the mean and z standard deviations from the mean (New in Excel 2013)
HYPGEOMDIST Returns the hypergeometric distribution (Replaced by Hypgeom.Dist function in Excel 2010)
HYPGEOM.DIST Returns the hypergeometric distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Hypgeomdist function)
KURT Returns the kurtosis of a data set
LOGNORMDIST Returns the cumulative log-normal distribution (Replaced by Lognorm.Dist function in Excel 2010)
LOGNORM.DIST Returns the log-normal probability density function or the cumulative log- normal distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Lognormdist function)
LOGINV Returns the inverse of the lognormal distribution (Replaced by Lognorm.Inv function in Excel 2010)
LOGNORM.INV Returns the inverse of the lognormal distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Loginv function)
NORMDIST Returns the normal cumulative distribution (Replaced by Norm.Dist function in Excel 2010)
NORM.DIST Returns the normal cumulative distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Normdist function)
NORMINV Returns the inverse of the normal cumulative distribution (Replaced by Norm.Inv function in Excel 2010)
NORM.INV Returns the inverse of the normal cumulative distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Norminv function)
NORMSDIST Returns the standard normal cumulative distribution (Replaced by Norm.S.Dist function in Excel 2010)
NORM.S.DIST Returns the standard normal cumulative distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Normsdist function)
NORMSINV Returns the inverse of the standard normal cumulative distribution (Replaced by Norm.S.Inv function in Excel 2010)
NORM.S.INV Returns the inverse of the standard normal cumulative distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Normsinv function)
PEARSON Returns the Pearson product moment correlation coefficient
RSQ Returns the square of the Pearson product moment correlation coefficient
PHI Returns the value of the density function for a standard normal distribution, for a supplied number (New in Excel 2013)
POISSON Returns the Poisson distribution (Replaced by Poisson.Dist function in Excel 2010)
POISSON.DIST Returns the Poisson distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Poisson function)
PROB Returns the probablity that values in a supplied range are within given limits
SKEW Returns the skewness of a distribution
SKEW.P Returns the skewness of a distribution based on a population (New in Excel 2013)
STANDARDIZE Returns a normalized value
TDIST Returns the Student’s T-distribution (Replaced by T.Dist.2t & T.Dist.Rt functions in Excel 2010)
T.DIST.2T Returns the two-tailed Student’s T-distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Tdist function)
T.DIST.RT Returns the right-tailed Student’s T-distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Tdist function)
T.DIST Returns the Student’s T-distribution (probability density or cumulative distribution function) (New in Excel 2010)
TINV Returns the two-tailed inverse of the Student’s T-distribution (Replaced by T.Inv.2t function in Excel 2010)
T.INV.2T Returns the two-tailed inverse of the Student’s T-distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Tinv function)
T.INV Returns the left-tailed inverse of the Student’s T-distribution (New in Excel 2010)
TTEST Returns the probability associated with a Student’s T-Test (Replaced by T.Test function in Excel 2010)
T.TEST Returns the probability associated with a Student’s T-Test (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Ttest function)
WEIBULL Returns the Weibull distribution (Replaced by Weibull.Dist function in Excel 2010)
WEIBULL.DIST Returns the Weibull distribution (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Weibull function)
ZTEST Returns the one-tailed probability value of a z-test (Replaced by Z.Test function in Excel 2010)
Z.TEST Returns the one-tailed probability value of a z-test (New in Excel 2010 – replaces the Ztest function)

 

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