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    AVEDEV
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    This function calculates the average of the absolute deviations of the specified values from their mean.

    Syntax

    AVEDEV(value1,value2,...)

    AVEDEV(array)

    AVEDEV(array1,array2,...)

    Arguments

    Each argument can be a double-precision floating-point value, an integer value, or an array (cell range) of these. Up to 255 arguments may be included. You can use a single array (cell range) instead of a list of values. You can use multiple arrays (cell ranges) as well.

    Remarks

    This is a measure of the variability in a data set.

    Data Types

    Accepts numeric data for all arguments. Returns numeric data.

    Examples

    AVEDEV(B5,L32,N25,D17)

    AVEDEV(B1:B5)

    AVEDEV(B1:B17,L1:L17,N2:N8)

    AVEDEV(R5C2,R32C12,R25C15) AVEDEV(R1C2:R1C7)

    AVEDEV(98,79,85) gives the result 7.1111111111

    Version Available

    This function is available in product version 1.0 or later.

    See Also

    AVERAGE | DEVSQ | Statistical Functions