# Mean Calculator

If you want to calculate the mean value of your data, simply copy your data into the upper table, the mean value will be calculated automatically.

This makes DATAtab an easy alternative to Excel or SPSS to calculate the mean value. Of course, you can also use the median calculator, the mode calculator or the standard deviation calculator.

### Calculate mean value online

In statistics, the mean value of your data is the average value of these numbers. You can calculate the mean by adding up all the numbers and dividing by the amount of numbers. The formula for the mean value thus results in:

## Use of mean, median and mode

Whether you can calculate the mean, median, and mode depends on the scale level of your data. You can always calculate the mode, since it does not require any order in the data. To calculate the median, your data must at least be ranked. The highest prerequisite is the mean value, here your data must be metric.

## Calculate location parameters

The mean, median, and mode are location parameters; location parameters are used in descriptive statistics to indicate the central location of a distribution of data.