Use Rank to assign rank scores to values in a column from the smallest to the largest value. Ties are assigned the average rank for that value. Missing values are not included. Ranks are used to calculate some nonparametric statistics. You also can use Rank to find the largest or smallest value in a column.
For example, a manager ranks months by the number of sick days that are requested. The rank for March is 1 because March has the smallest number of sick days. April and May are tied for the ranks of 2 and 3. Therefore, each are assigned the average rank of 2.5.
|Month||Sick Days||Ranks of Sick Days|
To rank data, choose .
If you want to sort columns of data alphabetically or numerically, use .