A colleague at work asked if I could put some simple Excel data into a bell curve. I don't know what I'm doing, math-wise, and I don't know if my data even lends itself to a bell curve. Here it is: We have 19 cars in our division. There are usually 3 cars that are driven a lot and 3 that don't get driven much, so we periodically rotate the highs and lows so that mileage somewhat evens out. So what I have is the annual mileage for each car. My colleague is hoping this will look great on a graph. Can this be put into a bell curve format? Or would some faux work-around make it l...

I'd like to create a bell curve with certain values to be distributed over a certain period of time. How do I do this? Any help would be much appreciated. You may want the function NORMDIST. Look it up in Excel help. -- David Biddulph "A little stuck" <Alittlestuck@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4DB4606B-88BC-4389-B415-C89C5A8D1D0A@microsoft.com... > I'd like to create a bell curve with certain values to be distributed over > a > certain period of time. How do I do this? > > Any help would be much appreciated. A wrote on ...

Hi there I need to draw a curve to best fit some point on a chart. is there an easy way to do this approach without going into deep programing ? thanks Have you looked at the Chart's Add Trendline facility? Right click the data on the chart and select Add trendline from the shortcut menu; on the dialog box pick the type of curve you need and specify if you want to see the equation. Come back with more questions, if needed best wishes -- Bernard V Liengme www.stfx.ca/people/bliengme remove caps from email "yosi_lb" <yosi_lb@bezeqint.net> wrote in message news:45c5...

I'm trying to find instructions to do a bell curve on Excel and can't locate them. Does anyone have this? Melanie - Tushar Mehta has this on his web site, http://tushar-mehta.com. Check the list of features on the left side of the screen. - Jon ------- Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP http://www.geocities.com/jonpeltier/Excel/index.html _______ Melanie Gallegos wrote: > I'm trying to find instructions to do a bell curve on > Excel and can't locate them. Does anyone have this? ...

i've set up a callibration curve in excel, I have experimental x values and want to obtain the corresponding y values without using FORECAST, TREND tec. any ideas? Mark - Search the newsgroup archives for 'interpolate' http://www.google.com/advanced_group_search or if you want to try to match the smoothed curve Excel draws arbitrarily through points, google the groups for 'Dave Braden' and 'cubic spline', or go to Brian Murphy's site, and look for the Excel Stuff link, which includes a treatment of the bezier function used by Excel to draw this curve:...

I'm working in Publisher 2003 on posters/applications/etc. material for a local Boys & Girls Club event. I want the name of the event in Comic font and want to arc the name like a rainbow. Also, I want to use different bright colors for the letters that make up the name. I've tried the WordArt option but can't change the color of individual letters. I'm on a deadline. Help greatly appreciated! -- Cindy Cindita <Cindita@discussions.microsoft.com> was very recently heard to utter: > I'm working in Publisher 2003 on posters/applications/etc. material...

Any one know how to fit a second-order polynomial to a data series? Charlie - Bernard Liengme has an example on his web site: http://www.stfx.ca/people/bliengme/ExcelTips/Polynomial.htm - Jon ------- Jon Peltier, Microsoft Excel MVP Peltier Technical Services http://PeltierTech.com/Excel/Charts/ _______ Charlie Webb wrote: > Any one know how to fit a second-order polynomial to a > data series? ...

Hi all, How can i draw a distribution curve (normal curve) which skew to th left or right?Thank -- hendr ----------------------------------------------------------------------- hendra's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=3551 View this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/showthread.php?threadid=56353 The normal distribution is not skewed. The gamma distribution is skewed, and Excel will calculate its probability density function. Jerry "hendra" wrote: > > Hi all, > > How can i draw a distribution curve (normal curve) whic...

How can I use Excel to find teh gradient at any point of a cumulativ frequency curve ----------------------------------------------- ~~ Message posted from http://www.ExcelTip.com ~~View and post usenet messages directly from http://www.ExcelForum.com Use LINEST to find the equation of best fit. Differentiate the equation and evaluate at the points of interest. Bernard "loz-quiches" <loz-quiches.xeg2b@excelforum-nospam.com> wrote in message news:loz-quiches.xeg2b@excelforum-nospam.com... > > How can I use Excel to find teh gradient at any point of a cumulative > f...

I have a basic chart fusing the following data 1:52 3.58 7:24 2.35 13:58 3.89 20:46 1.91 2:58 3.79 8:51 2.15 15:00 4.12 21:44 1.57 3:50 4.09 9:51 1.82 15:52 4.41 22:31 1.22 I put this in as a line chart then smooth the lines to give me a nice smooth chart. I was wondering if the Excel chart can then give me the x & y values of points on the curve in between the data values above. I used to have a casio programable calculator that had a trace function on it that could do exactly this where the cursor followed the curve and provided an x value with a corresponding y value - but it g...

Hi, Apologies if my question appears basic or I don't include relevant info! I've been asked to plot a sigmoid curve to plot the sales cycle of a product. I don't know if a sigmoid curve is alway a certain shape (like the product life cycle ) or if it depends on the data I enter? Either way, how would I go about plotting one in Excel 2003? I then need to plot several points along this curve - is this also doable? Thanks in advance, Claire This will tell you what a sigmoid curve is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigmoid_function If you already have the data and you plot Sal...

Hello, I'm creating a type of flow diagram in Publisher and would like to link TWO text boxes with a curved linear arrow (as opposed to a curved block arrow). I would then like to write text alongside the curved arrow, although I'm not sure whether this second part will be possible. Is there a way I can do any of this? Thanks for your suggestions, A Ok, sorry, I've now realised I can used the 'connectors' function in Autoshapes to create my curved arrows - but any suggestions about the text? Or will it be a case of inserting curved wordart text and fiddling...

I want to mark a point in curve of chart. it is possible? Hi Cactus, Provided your curve is on a calculable line,Yes. What is your curve? Please also post an example of your X and Y data, and an explanation of where you want the point. HTH Martin "Cactus" <cheunglap [at] 21cn [dot] com> wrote in message news:uR16Tu0fIHA.4728@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl... >I want to mark a point in curve of chart. > > it is possible? > > Hi Cactus, I've changed your chart to an XYscatter chart and put the first marker in for you in series 1. You will obviously want to ...

I want to use either Publisher or Word to create curved text. The first part of my text is to curve downwards, as if it was sitting on a invisible circle. The second part of the text is to curve upwards, as if it was also sitting on a invisible circle. I looked in the index at the back of the large 1,583- page "Inside Out" manual and cannot locate the instructions. Did the programmers forget to include this function when they designed the program? In Publisher 2000 you would use Word Art (the Big red W blue A on the left side of the screen). After creating your text cha...

Is there a formula that will calculate a bell curve? NORMDIST with the cumulative parameter set to FALSE will calculate points on the bell curve. See http://www.tushar-mehta.com/excel/charts/normal_distribution/index.htm for details. Jerry "Todd Nelson" wrote: > Is there a formula that will calculate a bell curve? ...

Using Solver. I show the use of Solver to fit a function at http://people.stfx.ca/BLIENGME/ExcelTips/Elisa.mht with sample worksheet. If you wish, you may send me (get my email address from my website) a file with data and the function to be fitted best wishes -- Bernard Liengme MVP Excel http://people.stfx.ca/bliengme "tp" <tp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7E2385ED-D00C-4E33-B8A7-531247EAA329@microsoft.com... > ...

The variables are part of a scatter diagram, i.e. the variables plotted on X axis do not have any defined relationship with the Variables of Y axis...... Hi, I am working on calculating area under a Continuous Curve.. I have data poitnts...On X axis i have % of Cumulative numbers(Variable X) and on Y axis i have % of Cumulative numbers(Variable Y). If i plot a curve by joinig thses points i get a smooth curve. If i have to calculate the exact area under the curve using Integration Function in Excel Sheet how should i proceed. Data points are : Issuers Defaulters Cum Issuers % ...

I use Visio 2000 (SP2) and have Accident Reporting and Crime Scene add-ins to create scale diagrams of traffic accident scenes. Is there any way to automate curve length, chord and radius? Any tip that allows the use of the "Size & Position" window would be most helpful, but any tip at all will be appreciated! I have used Visio since 2000 came out and am comfortable with it, i.e., I can use it to automate other shapes, but I dont see any where to automate curves!!! Thank you in advance! It can be automated by creating some VBA code. Most highway and residential curves are comp...

Hi All, Can I display more than one curve (i.e., more than a single set of data points) in a single chart? I am using Excel 2000. tia Avraham Makeler. Sure. Select more than 2 columns when you create the chart. Alternately select the chart and follow the prompts at Chart|Add Data Jerry Avraham Makeler wrote: > Hi All, > > Can I display more than one curve (i.e., more than a single set of data > points) in a single chart? > > I am using Excel 2000. > > tia > > Avraham Makeler. ...

I am setting up a chemistry calibration curve using data below OD reading Concentration ..020 0 ..045 10 ..245 40 etc Plotting in XY scatter chart and get trendline using polynomial function. How can I determine the concentration of an unkown solution ? I want to use trendline data to do this. Put the Conc data in column A and the OD data in B You can have headers ("Concentration", "OD" ) in row 1 Let's say the last row is 10 Select A1:B10, click the chart tool, select XY chart, use the first subtype (ma...

I need a bezier curve the example? Who may provide? Extremely thank! ...

Hi all, Newbie to this forum, but need some excel help. I have collected a bunch of data from an object as it heats up. The curve is very similar to a capacitor charging current curve. In my case, manually trying to approximate this curve, I come up with a formula of y= (rise)*(1-exp(-time))+ambient. Is there a way in excel to fit a curve like this or do I need an aftermarket solution? I need something that will use the data points and perform calculations to determine the curve. Thanks, Sean -- mcgradys ------------------------------------------------------------------------ mcgradys&#...

http://www.tushar-mehta.com/excel/charts/normal_distribution/index.htm -- Regards, Peo Sjoblom "darrich" <darrich@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:4465F7C1-22CB-4D4D-8344-6C5C0B33AC72@microsoft.com... > I have the percentages for a bell curve; I just want to plug in the percentages with a professional-looking bell curve model. I am a graduate student assisting a professor with his Power Point lectures and I am having a difficult time making a bell curve that would look professional. darric wrote: looking for a template of bell curv...

Hi, I am working on calculating area under a Continuous Curve.. I have data points...On X axis i have % of Cumulative numbers(Variable X) and on Y axis i have % of Cumulative numbers(Variable Y). If i plot a curve by joinig thses points i get a smooth curve. If i have to calculate the exact area under the curve using Integration Function in Excel Sheet how should i proceed. Data points are : Issuers Defaulters Cum Issuers % Cum Defaulters % C 3 0 0.287907869 0 B 4 2 0.671785029 7.407407407 BB 35 5 4.030710173 25.92592593 BBB 242 15 27.25527831 81.48148148 A 293 4 55.37428023 96.2962963 AA...

I have 2 columns of data - see below. My boss wants me to create a bell curve chart, but if I use the chart wizard and select "Line" from the Standard Types tab then my chart has steep angles. I reviewed Article 213930 "How To Create A Bell Curve Chart" - 4 pages of complicated how to's and got hung up on the first page. Can anyone provide me with some easy to follow instructions? A-1 11 A-2 16 A-3 23 B-1 60 B-2 32 B-3 18 C-1 9 C-2 4 C-3 2 Try using an XY chart with smoothed lines. As for creating a Bell Curve Chart - those are the simples...