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STDEV and STDEVP

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Hi:

A quick question. Can anyone let me know what exactly the difference is between STDEV and STDEVP? Thanks.
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The StDevP function evaluates a population, and the StDev function evaluates a population sample.

If your sample size is N.

StDev will divide by N
and StDevP will divide by N-1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_deviation
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got it. Thanks.
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