**Skewness **is a basic statistical concept. Sometimes, you may need to calculate the** skewness** in Excel. So, if you are looking for how to calculate the** skewness** in Excel then you have come to the right place. Today, I will demonstrate how to calculate the** skewness** in Excel.

Furthermore, for conducting the session, I will use **Microsoft 365 version**.

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## What Is Skewness in Statistics?

The **skewness** of an ideal symmetric probability distribution, also known as the poisonâ€™s distribution curve, is its asymmetry. It is a fundamental statistical concept. The **skewness** of the poisonâ€™s distribution curve, also known as the normal distribution, is **0**. This means that the normal distribution curve is symmetrical.

Despite the fact that no practical probability distribution is perfectly symmetrical. They do, however, have a **skewness** that is close to **zero**.

Any deviation from the normal distribution has some** skewness** values.

## 2 Effective Methods to Calculate Skewness in Excel

Here, I will describe **2** suitable methods to calculate **skewness** in Excel. Also, for your better understanding, Iâ€™m going to use sample data that has **2** columns. Those are **Studentâ€™s Name**Â and **Mathematics Score**. The dataset is given below.

### 1. Use Excel SKEW Function to Compute Skewness

You can use a built-in Excel function to calculate the **skewness** in Excel. Which is known as **the SKEW function**. Furthermore, this is the easiest and simple way to find out the **skewness** in Excel. Now, letâ€™s follow the steps.

**Steps:**

- Firstly, you must select a new cell
**E10**where you want to keep the**skewness**. - Secondly, you should use the formula given below in the
**E10**cell.

`=SKEW(C5:C18)`

Here, in this formula, the **SKEW** function will return the skewness. Where **C5:C18** is the number range.

- Subsequently, press
**ENTER,**and you will get the**skewness**.

**Read More: How to Calculate Coefficient of Skewness in Excel**

### 2. Apply Data Analysis ToolPak to Find Skewness in Excel

You can apply the **Data Analysis ToolPak** to calculate **skewness **in Excel. Firstly, you have to check whether your Excel Custom Ribbon is the **Data Analysis ToolPak** visible or not. If the **Data Analysis ToolPak **is invisible then you should follow **Step-1**. Otherwise, you may follow from **Step-2**.

#### Step 1: Insert Data Analysis ToolPak

Here, I will show how to insert **Data Analysis ToolPak** in Excel.

- Firstly, you have to go to the
**File**tab.

At this time, you will see the following window.

- Now, from that window, you should choose the
**Options**menu.

Consequently, a dialog box named **Excel Options **will appear.

- Firstly, from that dialog box, you have to go to the
**Add-ins**command. - Secondly, choose
**Excel Add-ins**in the**Manage:**box. - Finally, press the
**Go**button.

At this time, another dialog box named **Add-ins** will appear.

- Now, you need to click on the
**Analysis ToolPak**. - Then, press
**OK**to get the changes.

- Lastly, you will see that there is a new ribbon named
**Data Analysis**under the**Data**tab.

#### Step 2: Use Descriptive Statistics Feature from Data Analysis ToolPak

In this section, I will demonstrate how to use the** Descriptive Statistics** feature for the calculation of **skewness** with the help of the **Data Analysis ToolPak** in Excel.

- Firstly, from the
**Data**tab >> go to the**Data Analysis**ribbon.

At this time, a dialog box named **Data Analysis** will appear.

- Now, select
**Descriptive Statistics**and then Click on**OK**.

Subsequently, a new dialog box named **Descriptive Statistics** will appear.

- Firstly, select the data range in the
**Input Range:**box for which you want to do the**descriptive statistics**. Here, I have selected the range**C4:C18**. - Secondly, mark the
**Labels in first row**option.

- After that, choose the cell in the
**Output Range:**box where you want to see the result. Here, I have chosen the**D4**cell. - Then, you must mark the
**Summary statistics**option. - Finally, press
**OK**to get the result.

At this time, you will see the following output. Where you will find the **skewness**.

Now, I will do formatting to the output. *In addition, you can do the formatting according to your preference. Also, this is not a mandatory term.*

- Firstly, select the data range.
- Secondly, from the
**Home**tab >> you may select the**All Borders**option >> then you may increase the**Font Size**>> then you may choose**Center**and**Middle Alignment**.

- After that, select
**D4:E4**. - Then, from the
**Home**tab >> I increase the**Font Size**>> then I change the**Fill Color**>> then**Bold**it.

Finally, you will see the following formatted result. Additionally, I have marked the **Skewness** with **Fill Color **(**Green, Accent 6, Lighter 60%**).

**Read More: How to Calculate Standard Error of Skewness in Excel**

## Practice Section

Now, you can practice the explained method by yourself.

## Conclusion

I hope you found this article helpful. Here, I have explained **2 **suitable methods for how to calculate the **Skewness** in Excel. You can visit our website **Exceldemy** to learn more Excel-related content. Please, drop comments, suggestions, or queries if you have any in the comment section below.