GAUSS Function

Basic Description

Calculates the probability that a member of a standard normal population will fall between the mean and z standard deviations from the mean.
Syntax: GAUSS(z)The GAUSS function syntax has the following arguments.

  • Z    Required. Returns a number.
Remarks

  • 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

The workbook below shows examples of this function. Inspect them, change existing formulas, or enter your own formulas to learn how the function works. Copy the example data in the following table, and paste it in cell A1 of a new Excel worksheet. For formulas to show results, select them, press F2, and then press Enter. If you need to, you can adjust the column widths to see all the data.

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)

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