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Excel data analysis

  1. Oct 16, 2013 #1
    Not sure where to post this question, but here goes

    In excel I have calculated the average annual rain for the period 1990-2012 to be 50.2mm . How do you estimate the probability that this measured average (1990-2012) is consistent with the long term mean annual rain for the period 1948-2012 (assuming a gaussian distribution) which I calculated to be 51.6mm?

    Is there some sort of function or is this simpler than I'm imagining...

    any help much appreciated

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  3. Oct 17, 2013 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    How would you normally compare two sets of statistics?
  4. Oct 17, 2013 #3
    Hi, I've come up with a solution I think. Going to use the NORM.DIST function

    thanks for the reply though
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