I am happy that you found my solution helpful and even flattered that you copied it in this thread. By doing this, you gave me the opportunity to discover an error in my post. In fact, the calculator does provide a column for the frequency. If you enter nothing in the frequency column, all data items will have their frequency set to 1, by default.
Back to the current subject: How to get the variance (the square of the standard deviation).
When you finish entering your data:
- Press the [AC] button to exit the data editor.
- Press [****][STAT].
- Press [5:Var] to open the statistical result selection screen.
- Press [3: xSigma_n] or [4:xSigma_n -1] depending on what you are interested in (population or sample) standard deviation.
- The screen echoes the symbol for the value selected (the value displayed on the bottom line may be 0 or an old value from a previous calculation: it is not the value you have just calculated).
- Press [=] to display the current value of the SD chosen.
- By doing this you are in fact storing it it answer memory.
- All you have to do now is to raise it to power 2 by pressing the [x^2] key ( the one above the [HYP] key).
- The calculator will display Ans^2.
- Press [=] to display the value of the variance.
If you are not interested in the value of the standard deviation, but just want the variance, follow the foregoing procedure until step #5.
While the symbol xSigma_n or xSigma_n-1 is still displayed with the blinking cursor to its right, press the [x^2] key above the [HYP] key. The screen displays say xSigma_n ^2. Press [=] to calculate the variance.
As my motto says, I am always happy to help, but happier still when people show true appreciation.
Hope it helps.