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    Standard Deviation (97/2K/XP)

    Can someone explain to me in simple terms what this is, or used for in a query.
    I looked at the help file but couldn't what they were trying to say or what you would use it for in a business enviroment. <img src=/S/stupidme.gif border=0 alt=stupidme width=30 height=30>
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    Re: Standard Deviation (97/2K/XP)

    I use it for statistical reports. If I calculate the average for a set of data, I may also need to calculate the standard deviation. The standard deviation indicates how closely the data points relate to the average.

    This may be more than you want to know, but this reference explains it quite well.

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