**Public Function Skew( _
ParamArray vValues() As Variant _
) As Variant**

**Returns the skewness of a distribution, as defined in Numerical Recipes in C, Second Edition. **

The skewness characterizes the degree of asymmetry of a distribution around its mean.

**Examples:** Skew(12, 34, 56) = 0
Skew(12, 34, 78) = 0.207826562129516
Skew(SampleData) = 0.358004472742792

**See also:** SkewArray Function
SkewExcel Function
Kurtosis Function
StandardDeviation Function
StandardDeviationPopulation Function
Variance Function
VariancePopulation Function
Average Function
StatVarType Property

**vValues:** The values that are to be processed. Can be numbers, one-dimensional numeric arrays, one-dimensional Variant arrays, one-dimensional Variant arrays with embedded arrays, or any combination of these. The current setting of the StatVarType Property determines which numeric data types are recognized by this function.

**Return value:** Function returns the skewness of the numeric values. Function returns Null if there are fewer than two numeric values. Copyright 1996-1999 Entisoft

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