# GAUSS function: Description, Usage, Syntax, Examples and Explanation

## What is GAUSS function in Excel?

## Syntax of GAUSS function

GAUSS(z)

The GAUSS function syntax has the following arguments.

- Z Required. Returns a number.

## GAUSS formula explanation

- If z is not a valid number, GAUSS returns the #NUM! error value.
- If z is not a valid data type, GAUSS returns the #VALUE! error value.
- Because NORM.S.DIST(0,True) always returns 0.5, GAUSS (z) will always be 0.5 less than NORM.S.DIST(z,True).

## Example of GAUSS function

Steps to follow:

1. Open a new Excel worksheet.

2. Copy data in the following table below and paste it in cell A1

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Formula |
Description |
Result |

‘=GAUSS(2) | Probability that a member of a standard normal population will fall between the mean and 2 standard deviations from the mean (result is 0.47725). | =GAUSS(2) |