# Talk:Documentation/Calc Functions/SKEW

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## SF comments

- (1) Summary. Suggest replacing with the following – “Calculates the skewness of a distribution using a sample set of numbers. Skewness is a measure of the asymmetry of a distribution about its mean.”.
- (2) Syntax. Please update to match the syntax specified on the Help page.
- (3) Returns. Suggest replacing with – “Returns a real number which is the skewness of a distribution estimated using the specified sample of numbers”.
- (4) Arguments, 1st bullet. Why use text “three” and digit “3” in one sentence? Change “arguments” to “values”. Insert space before open round bracket.
- (5) Arguments, 2nd bullet. I am not sure I fully understand the two error conditions described here. Perhaps separate them into two bullets? Also, please insert spaces before round brackets such as those used here.
- (6) Arguments, 3rd bullet. Suggest deleting “name/array/reference to a”. Are you sure that the logical values TRUE and FALSE are ignored?
- (7) Arguments, 4th bullet. Change “has” to “contains” and “considers” to “includes”.
- (8) Additional details, text after formula. By “expectation value” do you mean the “mean of the specified set of numbers”; if so, perhaps say that? By “standard deviation estimate” do you mean the “standard deviation of the specified set of numbers”?
- (9) Additional details, 2nd bullet. Change “SKEW” to “skewness”.
- (10) Examples, 2nd example. Change “as a reference to the cell” to “as a cell range”.
- (11) Examples, 3rd example. Change “arguments are available” to “values are specified”. Also, when I entered this formula into Calc, I got a #DIV/0! error which is different from the predicted return in this case and is also inconsistent with the relevant note in the Arguments section.
- (12) Related LibreOffice functions. Why is Kurt referenced here?

--Stevefanning (talk) 2020-11-04T20:51:56 (UTC)