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Data Analysis in Excel Analysis of Uncertainty

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Learning Objectives Learn to use statistical Excel functions: average, median, min, max, stdev, var, varp, standardize, normdist, norminv, normsinv

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RAT 9b

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General Excel Behavior - Analyzes the range of cells you specify - Skips blank cells

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Mean Excel =AVERAGE(cellrange) =AVERAGE(B72:B81) Example: SamplePopulation

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Mode Value that occurs most often in discretized data ExcelExample: =MODE(cellrange) =MODE(B2:B81) If tie, reports first value in list

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Median The middle value in sorted data Excel =MEDIAN(cellrange) =MEDIAN(D2:D81) Example: Note: When using this command, there is no need to sort the data first.

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Maximum, Minimum, and Range Excel Example: =MIN(cellrange) =MIN(D2:D81) =MAX(cellrange) =MAX(D2:D81) There is no explicit command to find the range. However, it can be easily calculated. = MAX(D2:D81) - MIN(D2:D81)

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Standard Deviation and Variance Population Sample Excel =STDEVP(cellrange) =STDEV(cellrange) =VARP(cellrange) =VAR(cellrange) Variance = 2 Variance = s 2

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Example - Exam Grades Data set: grades.xlsgrades.xls 78 students, 1 did not take exam Verify the following: Mean is Mode is 79 - occurs 6 times Median is 79.5 median close to mean suggests no major outliers Remember, student who did not take exam is not included in data More

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Example Cont. Verify max is 99 min is 60 Range is = 39 Population variance is 60.7 Population std. dev. is 7.79

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Team Exercise - 15 min Collect ages (in months) of team members and members of teams around you (at least 15 values) Enter as a column in Excel Compute mean, mode, median, max, min, range, sample variance and std. dev. using Excel commands

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Review: The Normal Distribution The normal distribution is sometimes called the Gauss curve. mean x RF Relative Frequency

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Review: Standard Normal Distribution Define: Then Area = 1.00 z

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Z-transform Excel =STANDARDIZE(x,mean,stddev) Example: =STANDARDIZE(85,75,10) gives 1.0

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Standard Normal Cumulative Distribution Excel Example: =NORMSDIST(z) =NORMSDIST(1.0) = area from minus infinity to z NOT 0 to z, like Z-table

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Normal Data in Excel To avoid Z transform, use: =NORMDIST(x,mean,stddev,true) Example =NORMDIST(85,75,10,true) =

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Exam Grade Histogram

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Excel Example Normal distribution with =5, =0.2 Find area from 4.8 to 5.4 Solution 1: =STANDARDIZE(4.8,5,0.2)Gives -1 =STANDARDIZE(5.4,5,0.2)Gives 2 =NORMSDIST(2)-NORMSDIST(-1) = Solution 2: =NORMDIST(5.4,5,0.2,TRUE)- NORMDIST(4.8,5,0.2,TRUE) =

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Inverse Problem Given, and probability, find x =NORMINV(prob,mean,stddev) Given probability, find z =NORMSINV(prob) Note: The probability is the area under the curve from minus infinity to x (or z)

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Inverse Problem: Example 1 A batch of bolts have length =5.00 mm, =0.20 mm. 99% of the bolts are shorter than what length? Solution 1: =NORMINV(0.99,5,0.2) gives 5.47 mm Solution 2: =NORMSINV(0.99) = *2.33 = 5.47 mm

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Inverse Problem: Example 2 A batch of bolts have length =5.00 mm, =0.20 mm. The bolt length is specified as 5.00 mm tolerance. What is the value of the tolerance such that 99% of the bolts are encompassed? Solution: =NORMINV(0.995,5,0.2) = 5.52 mm =NORMINV(0.005,5,0.2) = 4.48 mm Tolerance = = 0.52 mm Note: It is symmetrical; therefore 0.5% on either side

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Bolt Specification

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Team Exercise The clock frequency of a batch of Intel microprocessors was measured to be a normal distribution with =475 MHz, =50 MHz. What fraction of processors can be sold in each category? >600 MHz MHz MHz MHz MHz< 350 MHz MHz

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Think-Pair-Share In the next 1 minute, as an individual list three specific things that you dont understand about todays topic Now take 2 minutes to merge your list with the person sitting next to you AND add 1 new item to the list In the next 5 minutes share the results with the other half of your team, delete questions that you can answer for each other, AND prioritize the remaining questions your list

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