How does the STDEV.S function (DAX) work?
The STDEV.S function (DAX) returns the standard deviation of a sample population.
STDEV.S Formula Syntax
How do you use the STDEV.S function?
This function calculates the standard deviation for a sample set of data. STDEV.S replaces the older STDEV function, with the same behavior.
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Considerations when using the STDEV.S function
- STDEV.S assumes that the column refers to a sample of the population. If your data represents the entire population, then compute the standard deviation by using STDEV.P.
- STDEV.S uses the following formula:√[∑(x – x̃)²/(n-1)]where x̃ is the average value of x for the sample population and n is the population size
- Blank rows are filtered out from columnName and not considered in the calculations.
- An error is returned if columnName contains less than 2 non-blank rows.
This DAX function may return different results when used in a model that is deployed and then queried in DirectQuery mode.
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Formula examples using the STDEV.S function
=STDEVX.S(RELATEDTABLE(InternetSales_USD), InternetSales_USD[UnitPrice_USD] – (InternetSales_USD[DiscountAmount_USD]/InternetSales_USD[OrderQuantity]))