This article gives an overview of some very useful statistical functions in Excel.
To calculate the average of a range of cells, use the AVERAGE function.
To average cells based on one criteria, use the AVERAGEIF function. For example, to calculate the average excluding zeros.
Note: <> means not equal to. The AVERAGEIF function is similar to the SUMIF function.
To find the median (or middle number), use the MEDIAN function.
To find the most frequently occurring number, use the MODE function.
To calculate the standard deviation, use the STEDV function.
Note: standard deviation is a number that tells you how far numbers are from their mean. Learn more about this topic on our page about standard deviation.
To find the minimum value, use the MIN function.
To find the maximum value, use the MAX function.
List of functions
To get a full list of all the statistical functions in Excel, click the following link.