# STDEV.S

STDEV.S(number1 [,number2] [..])

Returns the standard deviation based on a sample.

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

 REMARKS
 * This function was added in Excel 2010 to replace the STDEV function.* The standard deviation is a measure of how widely values are dispersed from the average (or mean) value.* For an illustrated example refer to the [[Disperson]] page.* Arguments that are text or logical values are ignored.* You can have a maximum of 30 arguments.* You can use the STDEVA function to return the standard deviation based on a sample (including logical values and text).* You can use the STDEV.P function to return the standard deviation based on an entire population.* You can use the STDEVPA function to return the standard deviation based on an entire population (including logical values and text).* For the Microsoft documentation refer to support.microsoft.com

 A 1 =STDEV.S(10,20,30,40) = 12.910 2 =STDEV.S(1,2,3) = 1.000 3 =STDEV.S(900000001,900000002,900000003) = 1.000

 1 - What is the standard deviation of 10,20,30,40.