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Version: 8.1

stdDev

This function is used by Ignition's Expression language.

Description

Calculates the simple standard deviation of the values in the given column of the given dataset, or the standard deviation for a series of numbers specified as arguments. When looking up the standard deviation in a dataset, the column may be specified as an index or as a column name. Any null values in the column are ignored.

Syntax (index)

stdDev(dataset, columnIndex)

  • Parameters

    • Dataset dataset - The dataset to search through.

    • Integer columnIndex - The index of the column to search through. Must be a column index of the provided dataset.

  • Returns

    • Integer/Float - The standard deviation of the values in that column.

Syntax (name)

stdDev(dataset, columnName)

  • Parameters

    • Dataset dataset - The dataset to search through.

    • String columnName - The name of the column to search through. Must match a column name in the provided dataset.

  • Returns

    • Integer/Float - The standard deviation of the values in that column.

Syntax (value)

stdDev(value, [value, ...])

  • Parameters

    • Integer/Float value - A number. Can be as many values as needed. Can be either a float or an integer.
  • Returns

    • Integer/Float - The standard deviation of the values in the list of values.

Syntax (sequence)

New in 8.1.8
The following overload was added in 8.1.8:

stdDev(sequence)

  • Parameters

    • Sequence sequence - A list, tuple, array, or set of numerical values.
  • Returns

    • Integer/Float - The standard deviation of the values in the list of values.

Examples

For example, suppose you had a table with this dataset in it:

ProductCodeQuantityWeight
BAN_0023803.243
BAN_0101209.928
APL_0001251.287
FWL_2203227.889
Code Snippet
stdDev({Root Container.Table.data}, "Weight") //... would return 4.00532