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# How To Use KURT() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Calculates the kurtosis of a dataset, which describes the shape, and in particular the "peakedness" of that dataset.

Common questions about the KURT formula:
• What is the KURT formula?
• What does the KURT formula do?
• How do I input the KURT formula into Google Sheets?

How can the KURT formula be used appropriately:
• The KURT formula can be used to calculate kurtosis, which is a measure of the degree of peakedness or flatness of a specific set of data.
• It can be used to identify how closely a data set conforms to the normal distribution.

How can the KURT formula be commonly mistyped:
• The KURT formula may be mistyped in various ways, such as KURT(), KURTOSIS(), or KURTOSIS.

What are some common ways the KURT formula is used inappropriately:
• The KURT formula should only be used to calculate kurtosis. It should not be used to calculate standard deviation or other metrics.
• The KURT formula should never be used to determine the central tendency of a set of data.

What are some common pitfalls when using the KURT formula:
• The KURT formula will only be accurate if the data entered contains at least five values.
• The KURT formula cannot be used if the data contains any missing values.

What are common mistakes when using the KURT Formula:
• Inputting the wrong data type into the KURT formula. The KURT formula should only be used with numerical data types, not strings or dates.
• Re-using the same formula for different datasets without ensuring that each dataset has the appropriate number of values.

What are common misconceptions people might have with the KURT Formula:
• That the KURT formula is used to calculate the central tendency of a dataset, when it is only used to calculate kurtosis.
• That the KURT formula can be used with any number of values, when it must have at least five values to be accurately calculated.

How To Actually Use KURT() in Sheets

`KURT(value1, value2)`

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