# STDEV.PDAX Function (Statistical)

Calculates standard deviation based on the entire population given as arguments. Ignores logical values and text.

## Syntax

STDEV.P ( <ColumnName> )
Parameter Attributes Description
ColumnName

A column that contains numbers corresponding to a population.

## Return values

Scalar A single decimal value.

The standard deviation of the entire population.

## Remarks

STDEV.P assumes that the column refers to the entire population.

To compute the standard deviation with a sample of the population, use STDEV.S.

The STDEV.P function internally executes STDEVX.P, without any performance difference.
The following STDEV.P call:

```STDEV.P ( table[column] )
```

corresponds to the following STDEVX.P call:

```STDEVX.P (
table,
table[column]
)
```

## Related articles

• Statistical Patterns

DAX includes a few statistical aggregation functions, such as average, variance, and standard deviation. Other typical statistical calculations require you to write longer DAX expressions. Excel, from this point of view, has a much richer language. The Statistical Patterns are a collection of common statistical calculations: median, mode, moving average, percentile, and quartile. » Read more

## Related functions

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Last update: Dec 7, 2019     » Show contributors

Contributors: Alberto Ferrari, Marco Russo

MSDN documentation: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dax/stdev-p-function-dax

DAX Conventions
• Use [measure] and never use table[measure]
• Use table[column] and never use [column]
• Space before ‘(‘ and ‘)’ and any operand and operator
• Space before an in-line argument
• Definitions in the first row, including the assignment
• Use ‘=’ to define calculated columns / tables
• Use ‘:=’ to define measures
Context Transition

This function performs a Context Transition if called in a Row Context. Click to read more.

Row Context

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Iterator

Not recommended

The use of this function is not recommended. See Remarks and Related functions for alternatives.

Not recommended

The use of this parameter is not recommended.

Deprecated

This function is deprecated. Jump to the Alternatives section to see the function to use.

Deprecated

This parameter is deprecated and its use is not recommended.

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