This post will guide you how to use the **STDEVP function** with syntax and examples in Microsoft excel.

### Description

The Excel STDEVP function returns the standard deviation of a population based on an entire population of numbers. This function has been replaced by the STDEV.P function in Excel 2010. The standard deviation is used to identify the amount that a set of values differ from the average value.

The STDEVP function is a build-in function in Microsoft Excel and it is categorized as a Statistical Function.

The STDEVP function is available in Excel 2016, Excel 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 2011 for Mac.

### Syntax

The syntax of the STDEVP function is as below:

= STDEVP(number1,[number2],...)

Where the STDEVP function arguments are:

**number1**-This is a required argument. The first number or cell reference in a sample of a population.**number2**– This is an optional argument. Number arguments 2 to 255 corresponding to a sample of a population. and it can only accept up to 30 number arguments in Excel 2003 or older.

**Note:**

- The argument must be numbers or arrays or cell references that contain only numbers.
- The standard deviation is calculated using the “n” method.
- The STDEVP function is only used for its arguments are the entire population, and if the argument represents a sample of the population, you need to use the STDEVP function to calculate the standard deviation.
- If the argument contain the logical values and text representations of numbers and those values will be counted.
- Arguments that are error values or text that cannot be translated into numbers cause errors.
- STDEVP uses the following formula:

### Excel STDEVP Function Examples

The below examples will show you how to use Excel STDEVP Function to calculate the standard deviation for data that represents the entire of population.

**1# **to get standard deviation of an entire population of numbers, using the following formula:

=STDEVP(A1:A2)

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