Cumulative mean and cumulative standard deviation

This macro calculates the mean and standard deviation for the first two rows, then the first three rows, and so on,. of a column.

Download the Macro

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Important

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Required Inputs

  • A column of numeric data
  • An empty column to store the cumulative means
  • An empty column to store the cumulative standard deviations

Running the Macro

Suppose your data are in C1, and you want to store the means of the first two values, then the first three values, and so on in C2, and you want to store the standard deviations for these values in C3. To run the macro, choose Edit > Command Line Editor and type:

%MNSTD C1 C2 C3

Click Submit Commands.

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