# How can you use a scientific calculator to calculate standard deviation?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 5, 2017

Some calculators have built-in functions to calculate statistical functions after the dataset is entered into its memory.

#### Explanation:

The entry sequence and calculation keys will be unique to each type of calculator.

In general, it is not difficult to calculate a standard deviation using the normal formula and the functions of a calculator. It may simply be tedious for large datasets. Large datasets statistics are easily calculated with spreadsheets or specific statistical calculation software. The basic formula is

The "Population Standard Deviation":

The "Sample Standard Deviation":