Coefficient of Variation Formula

The formula for the calculation of the coefficient of variation is derived using the mean and the standard deviation. The ratio of the mean to standard deviation is termed as RSD. It is a dimensionless number.

RSD calculation Formula


Variance Coefficient


Cv = Coefficient of Variation
σ = Standard Deviation
μ = Mean

Related Calculator:

Coefficient of variation is also termed as COV, relative standard deviation or RSD. Using COV is wiser than standard deviation, when comparing data sets with different units.

english Calculators and Converters

Ask a Question