# How do I calculate 2 standard deviations in Excel?

## How do I calculate 2 standard deviations in Excel?

Calculating standard deviation of a sample and populationTo get population standard deviation: =STDEVP(B2:B50)To calculate sample standard deviation: =STDEV(B2:B10)

## What is the difference between Stdev and Stdev P in Excel?

STDEVP assumes that its arguments are the entire population. If your data represents a sample of the population, then compute the standard deviation using STDEV. For large sample sizes, STDEV and STDEVP return approximately equal values.

## Should I use Stdev or Stdevp?

Generally, you should use STDEV when you have to estimate standard deviation based on a sample. But if you have entire column-data given as arguments, then use STDEVP . In general, if your data represents the entire population, use STDEVP ; otherwise, use STDEV .

## Should I use Stdevp or Stdev s?

STDEVP assumes your data is the entire population. When your data is a sample set only, calculate standard deviation using the STDEV function (or it’s more current replacement, the STDEV. S function). If you want to include logical values and/or numbers as text in a reference, use the STDEVA function.