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Calculates the arithmetic average (the sum of all the observations divided by the number of observations).

## Syntax

Column statistic |

MEAN(number) |

For number, specify the column number.

Row statistic |

RMEAN(number,number,...) |

For number, specify each column number to define the length of the rows.

## Examples

Column |
Calculator expression |
Result |

C1 contains 6, 3, 15 |
MEAN (C1) |
8 |

C1 contains 6, C2 contains 3, and C3 contains 15 |
RMEAN (C1, C2, C3) |
8 |

## Uses

Use the mean to describe an entire set of observations with a single value representing the center of the data. Many statistical analyses use the mean as a standard reference point.