NORMSINV

Returns the inverse of the standard normal cumulative distribution. The distribution has a mean of zero and a standard deviation of one.

Syntax

NORMSINV(probability)

Probability     is a probability corresponding to the normal distribution.

Remarks

  • If probability is nonnumeric, NORMSINV returns the #VALUE! error value.
  • If probability < 0 or if probability > 1, NORMSINV returns the #NUM! error value.

Given a value for probability, NORMSINV seeks that value z such that NORMSDIST(z) = probability. Thus, precision of NORMSINV depends on precision of NORMSDIST. NORMSINV uses an iterative search technique. If the search has not converged after 100 iterations, the function returns the #N/A error value.

Example

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Formula Description (Result)
=NORMSINV(0.908789) Inverse of the standard normal cumulative distribution, with a probability of 0.908789 (1.3333)
 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2003