#### Quartile Function

```I would like to use a formula to return which quartile the given data array
falls into-  that is I would like to return 0,1,2,3,4. 0= min, 1=25%, 2=50%,
etc.

The quartile function only returns the value of the various quartiles, while
I need to know within which quartile the value falls.

Any help is appreciated.
```
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tika528 (2)
3/15/2005 9:01:02 AM
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```On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 01:01:02 -0800, "tika528"
<tika528@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I would like to use a formula to return which quartile the given data array
>falls into-  that is I would like to return 0,1,2,3,4. 0= min, 1=25%, 2=50%,
>etc.
>
>The quartile function only returns the value of the various quartiles, while
>I need to know within which quartile the value falls.
>
>Any help is appreciated.

Perhaps:

=FLOOR(A1,0.25)*4

will do what you describe?

--ron
```
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ronrosenfeld (3122)
3/15/2005 11:25:34 AM
```For a given observation in the data set,

=SUMPRODUCT(--(obs>QUARTILE(allData,{1,2,3,4})))+1

should do it.

Jerry

tika528 wrote:

> I would like to use a formula to return which quartile the given data array
> falls into-  that is I would like to return 0,1,2,3,4. 0= min, 1=25%, 2=50%,
> etc.
>
> The quartile function only returns the value of the various quartiles, while
> I need to know within which quartile the value falls.
>
> Any help is appreciated.

```
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3/15/2005 12:39:24 PM
```Hi Jerry, I tried this, but get a #name error-  it seems to not recognize the
"obs" funciton.  Actually, I don't get this one either. Is it a special

"Jerry W. Lewis" wrote:

> For a given observation in the data set,
>
>    =SUMPRODUCT(--(obs>QUARTILE(allData,{1,2,3,4})))+1
>
> should do it.
>
> Jerry
>
> tika528 wrote:
>
> > I would like to use a formula to return which quartile the given data array
> > falls into-  that is I would like to return 0,1,2,3,4. 0= min, 1=25%, 2=50%,
> > etc.
> >
> > The quartile function only returns the value of the various quartiles, while
> > I need to know within which quartile the value falls.
> >
> > Any help is appreciated.
>
>
```
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tika528 (2)
3/16/2005 7:11:07 AM
```"obs" is not a function, it is a place holder for your observation, just
as "allData" is a place holder for the endire data set.  Replace the
place holders with appropriate cell references, range names, or constants.

Jerry

tika528 wrote:

> Hi Jerry, I tried this, but get a #name error-  it seems to not recognize the
> "obs" funciton.  Actually, I don't get this one either. Is it a special
>
>
> "Jerry W. Lewis" wrote:
>
>
>>For a given observation in the data set,
>>
>>   =SUMPRODUCT(--(obs>QUARTILE(allData,{1,2,3,4})))+1
>>
>>should do it.
>>
>>Jerry
>>
>>tika528 wrote:
>>
>>
>>>I would like to use a formula to return which quartile the given data array
>>>falls into-  that is I would like to return 0,1,2,3,4. 0= min, 1=25%, 2=50%,
>>>etc.
>>>
>>>The quartile function only returns the value of the various quartiles, while
>>>I need to know within which quartile the value falls.
>>>
>>>Any help is appreciated.

```
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3/16/2005 1:11:03 PM

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