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Returns parameters of the Gumbel distribution for the specified mean and standard deviation.



  • Mean,
  • Stdev




  • Mean is the arithmetic mean of the distribution.
  • Stdev is the standard deviation of the distribution (Positive value).


  • The example may be easier to understand if you copy it to a blank worksheet
    How to copy an example
    1. Create a blank workbook or worksheet.
    2. Select the example in the Help topic.

      Note  Do not select the row or column headers.

      Selecting an example from Help

      Selecting an example from Help

    3. Press CTRL+C.
    4. In the worksheet, select cell A1, and press CTRL+V.
    5. To switch between viewing the results and viewing the formulas that return the results, press CTRL+` (grave accent), or on the Tools menu, point to Formula Auditing, and then click Formula Auditing Mode.
    A B
    Data Description
    2.2 Arithmetic mean of the distribution
    2.5 Standard deviation of the distribution
    Formula Description (Result)
    =NTGUMBELPARAM(A2,A3) Parameters of the distribution Alpha and Beta for the terms above

    Note The formula in the example must be entered as an array formula. After copying the example to a blank worksheet, select the range A5:A6 starting with the formula cell. Press F2, and then press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

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