# SKEW

SKEW(number1 [,number2] [..])

Returns the number representing the skewness of a distribution based on a sample.

 number1 The first number. number2 (Optional) The second number.

 REMARKS
 * The Skewness of a [[Probability Distribution]] is a measure of asymmetry about its mean.* Positive skewness indicates a distribution with an asymmetric tail extending toward more positive values.* Negative skewness indicates a distribution with an asymmetric tail extending toward more negative values.* You can also use a single array or a reference to an array instead of arguments separated by commas.* The arguments must be either numbers or names, arrays, or references that contain numbers.* If an array or reference argument contains text, logical values, or empty cells, those values are ignored; however, cells with the value zero are included.* If there are fewer than three data points, or the sample standard deviation is zero, then #DIV/0! is returned.* You can have a maximum of 255 arguments.* You can use the KURT function to return the kurtosis for a probability distribution based on a sample.* You can use the SKEW.P function to return the skewness for a probability distribution based on an entire population.* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com* For the Google documentation refer to support.google.com

 A 1 =SKEW(3, 4, 5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 4, 7) = 0.360