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Spreadsheet Tutorial 2 - Autofill Data, Cell References, and Standard Deviation

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Generate a table with autofill, and use absolute cell reference to calculate variance and standard deviation.

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Version 1.0 - published on 15 Jan 2018 doi:10.25334/Q4TT2T - cite this


This tutorial introduces easy ways to fill cells with a series of numbers, how to copy and paste formulae, and different methods of referencing individual cells to use in calculations.

Statistical concepts covered in this tutorial include range, sum of squares, variance, and standard deviation.

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