﻿ StandardDeviation(Series,ElementValue) Method
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 dotnetCHARTING Namespace > FinancialEngine Class > StandardDeviation Method : StandardDeviation(Series,ElementValue) Method

s
A financial series.
elementValue
Specifies the particular element value (for example High, Low, Close or Open of the financial time series) which will be considered within this indicator evaluation. In particular, if you wish to use the element value high then you should pass the parameter High. In a similarly fashion if you wish to use the low, close or open, then you should pass the parameter Low, Close, Open, respectively.
Calculates the sample standard variance of the series's elements values.

Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration)
```Public Overloads Shared Function StandardDeviation( _
ByVal s As Series, _
ByVal elementValue As ElementValue _
) As Element```
Visual Basic (Usage)Copy Code
``````Dim s As Series
Dim elementValue As ElementValue
Dim value As Element

value = FinancialEngine.StandardDeviation(s, elementValue)``````
C#
```public static Element StandardDeviation(
Series s,
ElementValue elementValue
)```

Parameters

s
A financial series.
elementValue
Specifies the particular element value (for example High, Low, Close or Open of the financial time series) which will be considered within this indicator evaluation. In particular, if you wish to use the element value high then you should pass the parameter High. In a similarly fashion if you wish to use the low, close or open, then you should pass the parameter Low, Close, Open, respectively.

Remarks

Remark: The units of the Sample Standard Deviation will correspond to the units used by the observations (i.e. the units of the members of the data set). In many instances it is convenient that the units used for the observations corresponds to the units used for a measure of the sets deviations. This differs from the Variance in which the deviation is measured in units which are the squares of the units of the observations.