DeepSee MDX Reference
STDDEV


Returns the standard deviation of a given expression (or of the current measure), across all elements of a set.
Returned Type
This function returns a
number.
Syntax and Details
STDDEV(set_expression, optional_numeric_expression)
Where:


If you do not specify a numeric expression, DeepSee uses the measure used by the current result cell. For example, this might be the measure used on the 0 axis or the measure specified in the WHERE clause, if any. If the query itself does not specify a measure, DeepSee instead uses
%COUNT, which counts records in the fact table.
The function evaluates the numeric value for each element of the set and returns the standard deviation of those values.
Example
First, the following query shows two measure values for the members of the
aged.decade level:
SELECT {MEASURES.[%COUNT],MEASURES.[encounter count]} ON 0,
birthd.decade.MEMBERS ON 1 FROM patients
Patient Count Encounter Count
1 1910s 80 5,359
2 1920s 227 12,910
3 1930s 567 33,211
4 1940s 724 38,420
5 1950s 1,079 46,883
6 1960s 1,475 57,814
7 1970s 1,549 49,794
8 1980s 1,333 35,919
9 1990s 1,426 29,219
10 2000s 1,406 20,072
11 2010s 134 1,346
Next, the following query shows the standard deviations for these measures for the members of this level:
SELECT {MEASURES.[%COUNT],MEASURES.[encounter count]} ON 0,
STDDEV(birthd.decade.MEMBERS) ON 1 FROM patients
Patient Count Encounter Count
STDDEV 579.41 18,401.33
Here, each value is the standard deviation of the values in a column in the preceding query. For example, the
Patient Count value is the standard deviation of the
Patient Count values in the preceding query.
For another example, we use the second argument for STDDEV:
SELECT STDDEV(birthd.decade.MEMBERS, MEASURES.[%COUNT]) ON 0 FROM patients
STDDEV
579.41
For additional, similar examples, see
AVG.
See Also
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