# FISHERINV

Returns the inverse of the Fisher transformation. Use this transformation when analyzing correlations between ranges or arrays of data. If y = FISHER(x), then FISHERINV(y) = x.

Syntax

FISHERINV(y)

Y     is the value for which you want to perform the inverse of the transformation.

Remarks

• If y is nonnumeric, FISHERINV returns the #VALUE! error value.
• The equation for the inverse of the Fisher transformation is:

Example

The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet.

• Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
• Select the example in the Help topic.

Note   Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help
• Press CTRL+C.
• In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
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Formula Description (Result)
=FISHERINV(0.972955) Inverse of the Fisher transformation at 0.972955 (0.75)

Applies to:
Excel 2003