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How to determine the top 5 occurrences from a list of numbers?
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to determine the top 3 occurrences
from a list of numbers? For example, 1,1,1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3,3,3,3,4,4,5,5,5,5,5,6,6,6,6, 7,7,7,7,7 under column A The occurrence of 1 is 5 times The occurrence of 2 is 3 times The occurrence of 3 is 6 times The occurrence of 4 is 2 times The occurrence of 5 is 5 times The occurrence of 6 is 4 times The occurrence of 7 is 5 times It should return 3 in cell B1, 1 in cell B2, 5 in cell B3, Since there are 3 numbers having 5 occurrences  1,5,7, I only need to select the rest of 2 numbers, then I prefer the smaller one 1, 5, and ignoring 7. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do it in excel? Thanks ver much in advance for any suggestions Eric 
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How to determine the top 5 occurrences from a list of numbers?
try FREQUENCY
=FREQUENCY(a1:a20;1) returns numbers of 1'ns "Eric" skrev: > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to determine the top 3 occurrences > from a list of numbers? For example, > > 1,1,1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3,3,3,3,4,4,5,5,5,5,5,6,6,6,6, 7,7,7,7,7 under column A > The occurrence of 1 is 5 times > The occurrence of 2 is 3 times > The occurrence of 3 is 6 times > The occurrence of 4 is 2 times > The occurrence of 5 is 5 times > The occurrence of 6 is 4 times > The occurrence of 7 is 5 times > > It should return 3 in cell B1, 1 in cell B2, 5 in cell B3, > Since there are 3 numbers having 5 occurrences  1,5,7, I only need to > select the rest of 2 numbers, then I prefer the smaller one 1, 5, and > ignoring 7. > > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do it in excel? > Thanks ver much in advance for any suggestions > Eric > 
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How to determine the top 5 occurrences from a list of numbers?
ups: use , not ;
=FREQUENCY(a1:a20,1) "Eric" skrev: > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to determine the top 3 occurrences > from a list of numbers? For example, > > 1,1,1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3,3,3,3,4,4,5,5,5,5,5,6,6,6,6, 7,7,7,7,7 under column A > The occurrence of 1 is 5 times > The occurrence of 2 is 3 times > The occurrence of 3 is 6 times > The occurrence of 4 is 2 times > The occurrence of 5 is 5 times > The occurrence of 6 is 4 times > The occurrence of 7 is 5 times > > It should return 3 in cell B1, 1 in cell B2, 5 in cell B3, > Since there are 3 numbers having 5 occurrences  1,5,7, I only need to > select the rest of 2 numbers, then I prefer the smaller one 1, 5, and > ignoring 7. > > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do it in excel? > Thanks ver much in advance for any suggestions > Eric > 
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How to determine the top 5 occurrences from a list of numbers?
On 25 Sep, 05:52, Eric > wrote:
> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to determine the top 3 occurrences > from a list of numbers? For example, > > 1,1,1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3,3,3,3,3,4,4,5,5,5,5,5,6,6,6,6, 7,7,7,7,7 under column A > The occurrence of 1 is 5 times > The occurrence of 2 is 3 times > The occurrence of 3 is 6 times > The occurrence of 4 is 2 times > The occurrence of 5 is 5 times > The occurrence of 6 is 4 times > The occurrence of 7 is 5 times > > It should return 3 in cell B1, 1 in cell B2, 5 in cell B3, > Since there are 3 numbers having 5 occurrences  1,5,7, I only need to > select the rest of 2 numbers, then I prefer the smaller one 1, 5, and > ignoring 7. > > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do it in excel? > Thanks ver much in advance for any suggestions > Eric Hi Eric MODE will give you the most frequent occurrence ie so in B1: =MODE(A1:A50) (adjust range to suit). So get the next most frequent eg in B2 downwards you could use: =MODE(IF(ISNA(MATCH($A$1:$A$50,$B$1:$B1,0)),$A$1:$ A$50)) confirmed with Ctrl+Shift+Enter and copied down as required. Note that this is not a complete answer, as the order for ties (ie for 5 and 7) is determined by which appears first in the list. Have you considered using a pivot table for this instead? Richard 
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