NORMSDIST

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Returns the standard normal cumulative distribution function. The distribution has a mean of 0 (zero) and a standard deviation of one. Use this function in place of a table of standard normal curve areas.

Syntax

NORMSDIST(z)

Z     is the value for which you want the distribution.

Remarks

  • If z is nonnumeric, NORMSDIST returns the #VALUE! error value.
  • The equation for the standard normal density function is:

Equation

Example

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

How to copy an example

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

 Note    Do not select the row or column headers.

Selecting an example from Help

Selecting an example from Help
  1. Press CTRL+C.
  2. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
  3. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Formulas tab, in the Formula Auditing group, click the Show Formulas button.
 
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Formula Description (Result)
=NORMSDIST(1.333333) Normal cumulative distribution function at 1.333333 (0.908789)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2003