Syntax. KURT(number1,number2,...)

Definition. This function returns the kurtosis of a data set. The kurtosis characterizes the relative peakedness or flatness of a distribution compared with the normal distribution. A positive kurtosis indicates a relatively peaked distribution, and a negative kurtosis indicates a relatively flat distribution.


  • number1 (required) and number2 (optional). At least one and up to 255 arguments (30 in Excel 2003 and earlier versions) for which you want to calculate the kurtosis. You can also use an array or a reference to an array instead of arguments separated by commas.


Arguments can be numbers, names, arrays, or references containing numbers. If an array or a reference argument contains text, logical ...

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