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How to calculate frequency distribution in Excel?

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A frequency distribution is a summary of counting how often values occur within a range of values, take the following screenshot for example, column B contains the score numbers, D2:E6 is the score bands you specified by yourself, and the Frequency column get the value occurs based on the bands. This article, I will talk about how to calculate the frequency distribution based on specific bands you defined.

Calculate frequency distribution with the Frequency function in Excel


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arrow blue right bubble Calculate frequency distribution with the Frequency function in Excel


In fact, there is a built-in Frequency function in Excel which can help you to calculate how often values occur within a range of values you specified please do as follows:

1. After specifying the score bands, then select the cells beside your bands where you want to put the result of frequency distribution, see screenshot:

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2. And then enter this formula: =FREQUENCY($B$2:$B$16,$E$2:$E$6) (B2:B16 is the list values that you want to use, E2:E6 is the bands you specified ) into the formula bar, see screenshot:

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3. Then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys together, and all the frequency distributions for each band are calculated at once, see screenshot:

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