LOGINV Function

Basic Description

The Excel LOGINV function calculates the inverse of the Cumulative Log-Normal Distribution Function of x, for a supplied probability.

Syntax: LOGINV( probability, mean, standard_dev )

Where the function arguments are:

probability The value at which you want to evaluate the inverse function
mean The arithmetic mean of ln(x)
standard_dev The standard deviation of ln(x)


Loginv Function Example

Plot of Inverse Log-Normal Cumulative Distribution Function with Mean=2 and Standard Deviation=0.2

Inverse of Log-Normal Cumulative Distribution of x with
mean ln(x) = 2 & standard deviation ln(x) = 0.2

The chart on the right shows the the Inverse Log-Normal Cumulative Distribution Function of x. The mean of ln(x) = 2 and the standard deviation of ln(x) = 0.2.

If you want to calculate the value of x, for a probability of 0.3, this can be done using the Excel Loginv function, as follows:

=LOGINV( 0.3, 2, 0.2 )

This gives the result 6.653346076.


Loginv Function Errors

If you get an error from your Excel Loginv function this is likely to be one of the following:

#NUM! Occurs if either the supplied probability argument is ≤ 0 or ≥ 1 or the supplied standard_dev argument is ≤ 0
#VALUE! Occurs if any of the the supplied arguments are non-numeric.

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