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Median for Groups in Excel, is there a Function?

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    Median for Groups in Excel, is there a Function?

    Hello,
    I have a simple project that I am working on
    In Column A there is a list composed of cities that appear multiple times
    In Column B there are temperature readings.

    so its like this

    Cities------------Temperature
    New York---------10
    Los Angeles ------30
    Tampa -----------70
    New York---------100
    New York---------90
    Los Angeles-------80

    etc

    I would like to calculate in Column C, the median value of the group of temperature readings associated to the city in that row.

    i.e. the output should look like this

    Column A-----Column B--Column C
    New York----------10-------------90
    Los Angeles--------30-------------60
    Tampa---------------70-------------- 70
    New York----------100------------90
    New York----------90-------------90
    Los Angeles--------80------------ 60

    Thanks, I would appreciate your help
    Last edited by ej463; 07-11-2009 at 01:26 PM. Reason: columns didnt appear right

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    Re: Median for Groups in Excel, is there a Function?

    As much as I loathe array formulas, that's what's required here:
    Using your posted data in A1:B6

    Enter this array formula, committed with CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER
    (instead of using just ENTER):
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    Copy C1 and paste into C2:C6

    These are the returned values in C1:C6:

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    Note: the median for Los Angeles is 55...not 60.

    Is that something you can work with?
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    Re: Median for Groups in Excel, is there a Function?

    Thank you very much for your help. Unfortunately, I need exact values for the median, i have 2000 records many of which are measurements that are in tenths or hundredths. As a result I believe I would need an array formula that is more accurate. Im not too proficient with excel, so I would greatly appreciate a more precise formula.
    Last edited by ej463; 07-11-2009 at 04:29 PM.

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    Re: Median for Groups in Excel, is there a Function?

    Unfortunately, I need exact values for the median
    Ron's suggestion gives 15 digits of precision -- is that close enough?
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    Re: Median for Groups in Excel, is there a Function?

    I overlooked that, thank you it works great.!

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