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Statistical Analysis: Microsoft Excel 2016 by Conrad Carlberg

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7Using Excel with the Normal Distribution

About the Normal Distribution

The normal distribution occupies a special niche in the theory of statistics and probability, and Excel offers more worksheet functions that pertain to the normal distribution than to any other, such as the t, the binomial, the Poisson, and so on. One reason Excel pays so much attention to the normal distribution is that so many variables that interest researchers—in addition to the few just mentioned—follow a normal distribution.

Characteristics of the Normal Distribution

There isn’t just one normal distribution, ...

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