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How to calculate frequency distribution in Excel?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2020-11-05
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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


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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